July 21, 2014

Melt in Your Mouth Pecan Apple Coffee Cake

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Welcome to Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods.

You are in for a treat today.
I can’t believe I am sharing this tried and true secret because it’s one of those recipes that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen, yet you can  whip it up at a moment’s notice.
I have made this for hundreds of people and every time, the recipe requests come.

Not only will it make you drool, but it’s easy and INEXPENSIVE (if you do it right).
This is one of those recipes that you can’t goof up no matter how hard you try and if you forget the actual recipe, you can improvise. Since my friends can’t stand when I improvise my recipes, I will be specific.
How’s this for specific? Ha Ha…please tell me I am not the only one who scribbled down chicken scratch over a decade ago, improvised for years, and then couldn’t believe when I actually found it….

We are going to start by layering pure heaven.
http://10minutedinners.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Easy-Melt-in-Your-Mouth-Apple-Pecan-Dessert.jpg
Yes, pure delight, I tell you, and easy enough that my nine year old daughter can make it. This is a great recipe for your “cooking with kids” days.
I have doubled this recipe and made it in a 9/13. Then I just flip it onto a cookie sheet.

I have also made this “low fat” by using low fat biscuits and cutting down on the butter.
You did know that brown sugar and corn syrup have virtually 0 fat grams?
Now, just don’t ask about all the other nutritional benefits…it’s just pure pleasure eating. :)

easy apple coffee cake

And my son just looked over his shoulder and said, “It looks better in real life.” Awww…
Do you want to know why this recipe ended up being such a frugal delight?
Here are a few grocery shopping tips that I follow.
Pillsbury biscuits were stockpiled when on sale BOGO, and I had coupons for all items. I never pay more than $.50 for any Pillsbury items, and you shouldn’t have to either. There are always coupons for Pillsbury. I bought over 20 items and averaged $.25 a piece.
Corn syrup was $.18 for this whole bottle. I bought the 4 marked downs bottles that were left and will be making this recipe quite a few times in the future.
Apples were marked down because of that teeny tiny bruise there…see it? Yep, I’ll take $.49/lb and cut that baby out.
So, enjoy the melt in your mouth apple coffee cake, pecan apple delight, better than Cinnabons or whatever great name you give me.


Comments

  1. OMG that looks yummy…. I will participate next week.. As I am super behind on orders… Come stop by and look at my FRUGAL SHOPPING!!! You will have tingles and be OH SO PROUD OF ME!!!
    Mimi

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  2. Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free says:

    Oh my word, that sounds like heaven to me!

    I love my peeler, corer, slicer majiggy–definitely a time saver. I, too, improvise (a lot) and tend to be vague on measurements and such. Also, to the dislike of many! :)

    Thanks for this awesome recipe–and for hosting!

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  3. Kate@Stolen Moments says:

    Wow Jen, that looks so great. My kids would have so much fun helping me make that.

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  4. Jen~that looks absolutely scrumptious! I would just call it Jen’s Amazing Apple Cake. My first time joining Tasty Tuesday~thanks for hosting!

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  5. Kim @ Forever Wherever says:

    Oh Jen, that’s a wonderful recipe! I’m going to try it. I love the easy recipes!

    You rock with Tasty Tuesday! :-)

    ~Kim

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  6. Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book says:

    I love coffee cake, and I love apples. What a combination! That Apple Coffee Cake looks so delicious.

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  7. I have already copied this recipe down. I am always looking for new and easy things to make for ladies night at church.

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  8. HeathahLee says:

    The more I read about you and get to “know” you, the more I like you, Jen…it sounds like you have as many Pampered Chef products as I do! :)

    As I was reading this recipe I thought, “This would be so good to make with Kiddo…” and then you mentioned that at the end of the post!

    We will be making this in the near future, for sure!

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  9. That looks soooo yummy! I will have to plan to join you some Tuesday. I am a new blogger…and it is interesting trying to get used to everything and figuring out the planning for things!

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  10. I’m going to try this apple dessert! Have you made it without the nuts? My family doesn’t care for them.

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  11. Liz@Hoosier Homemade says:

    That looks awesome! I have made it before without the apples, I think it’s called Monkey Bread, not sure why.
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~Liz

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  12. A happy heart at home says:

    Mmmm, that looks good! And it must smell great, too. Thanks for posting this and for hosting this recipe carnival.

    ~Susan

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  13. Jen, you’re a rockstar – we’ll definitely be trying this!

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  14. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Girl, you got me on this one, I have to try it. Sounds great!! We love pecans so I’ll be piling those on too. YUM…

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  15. Sonshine says:

    Looks ooohhhh sooo yummy!

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  16. Wow! This sounds absolutely scrumptious!! :D My mouth is watering. LOL!

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  17. Oh wow – I am bookmarking this one to try. Looks fantastic!

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  18. Meredith@MerchantShips says:

    You really are my frugal friend! I have the same marked-down corn syrup in my pantry from Dollar General. It’s not normally something I would buy!

    Speaking of that, canned biscuits are something I typically avoid, but your cost breakdown and coupon strategy make this do-able. Thank you for including all the frugal extras!

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  19. momof3girls says:

    yummy! Make my mouth water

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  20. Yummmmm! I love coffee cake! My husband makes some of the best variations for me all the time. In fact, it’s been a while since he last made it and we have been after him.

    Stop by and have a cup of coffee. I am showcasing one of his recipes this week. Hope you all enjoy.
    Ginger

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  21. I’m brand new to your site and love to cook so I hope you don’t mind me linking my recipe on. Your apple cake looks delicious…I will definitely be giving this a try!

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  22. Melissa @ The Inspired Room says:

    Oh yum. Tasty Tuesday will be my new hangout. I love seeing all your mouthwatering recipes!

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  23. Yum, that looks just heavenly! Apples, cinnamon and pecans is always a great combo at our house. I can’t wait to try this!

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  24. Anonymous says:

    We have a new next door neighbor and I am making this today to welcome them to our road! Thanks, cookies are so expected!

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  25. Oh my, is my mouth watering!!! That looks delicious. And I am so impressed with your killer-deal shopping skills!

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  26. Yummy stuff-can’t wait to click through everyone elses recipes!

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  27. Susan Lang says:

    Hi! Just found your blog via Southern Hospitality. It is great! I have shared it with my daughter and others! I hope to post a recipe on my blog next tues. and will try to join your tasty tuesday party. I added you to my blogroll!

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  28. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says:

    Jen, this looks great. Sorry about not getting the link in my post. I actually put it in, along with links to other sites that I link up to and for some reason it didn’t save before I published the post. Weird! But it’s fixed now.

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  29. Vern ~ Inspired says:

    That JenApplicious Dessert looks YUMMO!
    I am going to make it soon…thanks for the recipe and easy to follow instructions!

    Love ya girl!
    Vern

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  30. Argh I am linking up late today because I had Bible study at my house this morning & it was CRAZY and one kid fell and broke his nose (blood EVERYWHERE). I have a really great recipe this week though that I wanted to share :)
    I always enjoy Tuesdays because of all the new recipes I find. Thank you so much!

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  31. I would love to join this today but I am not at home. It looks delicious and I have all the ingredients on hand.
    You can get little clay pieces to keep your brown sugar soft and they don’t go bad. You just soak them in water for a while until they are wet through and then you keep this in with the sugar. No mold or other scary things.
    I just did a quick search and found the one at the link below.
    http://www.sugarbearsinc.com/

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  32. Sandy Toes says:

    I do something a little similar with the pantry chef tube but I like this method better and it looks nicer…oh yum.
    sandy toe

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  33. A Touch of Country says:

    oooh…so yummy! Thanks for such great goodies!

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  34. Jerralea says:

    That looks sooo yummy AND I have some apples that I need to use up. I will definitely try it.

    I’m not able to contribute a recipe this week, but will definitely be visiting everyone’s sites to see what they’re making!

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  35. Raise Them Up says:

    This will be perfect for my boys to make! Thanks so much for the great idea!

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  36. newlyweds says:

    WOW, this looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. You are seriously lucky for the stores in your area. Sometimes the fruit is practically rotten and not only is it still out, it is still full price. There are 2 each of 2 major grocery stores with in a 1.5 mile radius from my house. Maybe 10 total of these stores in a 5 mile radius plus Wal-marts, Targets, a Whole Foods and various “farmers” markets. Some stores are better than others with freshness but I’ve never seen any markdowns, I didn’t even know stores did that! Apples are currently $1.89/lb

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  38. I use to be a Pampered Chef consultant (many moons ago) and I would make this at my shows all the time. You can’t beat it. It is scrumptious.

    Joy

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  39. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts says:

    Oh, this sounds heavenly. You can easily skip the corn syrup too. The sugar with butter caramelizes well without it. This recipe is so similar to the classic Tarte Tatin. I love your addition of pecans and your substitution of biscuits instead of the pastry dough. This will be even easier and I can just imagine how the gooey, buttery cinnamon sugar seeps into the biscuits. MMMmmmmm….

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  40. The Graves' House says:

    yum! having so much fun reading everyone’s great recipes. thanks for hosting…

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  41. Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect says:

    Oh, that looks soooo good! I love apple dishes!

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  42. What a great idea! I just posted my link. :) Your recipe sounds delicious. Must try soon!

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  43. thank you so much, we just did an apple crisp at the http://www.zcouple.com check it out :)
    http://www.zcouple.com/2009/04/couples-joy-of-cooking-together.html

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  44. new every morning says:

    Oh Jen! My mouth is watering!
    Some of my best recipes come from slips of paper just like yours… dotted with multiple splashes of cookin love.

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  45. YuuuumY!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by TLPC.
    Have a great week.
    Lisa

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  46. That looks delicious!!

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  47. Sounds delish Jen! Will have to try it real soon. I’ve posted to my blog a fun, fast and easy ‘homemade’ cinnamon roll recipe.

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  48. That looks absolutely awesome!! I’ll have to make a note of it. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead says:

    Whoa. I’m SO drooling! Another brown sugar tip: the bread in the bag WILL mold if you don’t change it out regularly. Ask me how I know…

    Peek at my blog when you get a minute, Miss Jen. I tagged you!

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  50. I made this cake and it is so gooey & so sweet & so yummy & really very simple. From now on I shall have bisquits on hand to make this easy treat. As for a name … well, I told my dh to have some when he came home b/c it was "killer" – so how 'bout "Killer Delight?" lol. Actually, I'm thinking that maybe this is a modern day version of Manna from heaven! This sweet concoction has already been made … eaten … and saved in my recipe book!

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  51. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    I don’t have a name for you, but I do plan to make this! I think it would be lovely to serve to the ladies that come to my house for a morning Bible study. Yummy! And perhaps, just perhaps, my hubby will help out with the leftovers – LOL!

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  52. Handmade Housewife... says:

    Ok, YUM!! My husband and I have coffee time together every night and I made this last night to go along with it. He was like, “You rock!” It’s a definate winner in our house, and we had it for breakfast this morning. Thanks so much for sharing! It may just replace my French Apple Pie I do every year for Christmas :)

    -Hayley

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  53. jacinda walker says:

    Yeahh:) OK, so I saw this recipe the other day, and I was like OMG!! I have to make this, so yummy, so I went and got my biscuits, and early this morning, I baked it, and my hubby was like whoa, what is that?? Lol, he lovvedd it, and let me tell you my hubby loves his food and is his own food critic and can sometimes be hard to know what he likes, but this one’s a keeper:) Thank you :P

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    Jens Reply:

    Yea – so glad he enjoyed it….it is a keeper! Easy, but tastes like it took forever. :)

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  54. bake it last night and this morning all gone. it seems that it going to be hit in our house. thanks for sharing great and easy receipe.

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    Jens Reply:

    Yea – so glad it was a winner!! It is in our home as well. :)

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  55. I MADE THIS IN A PIE PAN BUT I HAD TO COOK IT ABOUT 15 MINUTES LONGER AS IT WAS REALLY JUICY WHEN I TOOK IT OUT OF THE OVEN. IS IT SUPPOSE TO BE SOUPY WHEN YOU TAKE IT OUT AND IT FIRMS UP WHILE IT COOLS? I WANT TO MAKE IT AGAIN BUT MAYBE THIS TIME I WILL TAKE OUT AFTER 25 MINUTES TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

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    Jen Reply:

    Yes, it is liquidy when it just hot out of the oven, not really, really much, but let it cool a bit, flip it and let it cool some more. It will firm up. Did yours firm up after you took it out?

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