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 canΒ  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.
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. πŸ™‚

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 frugal grocery shopping tips that I follow (out of my many interesting ones).

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.
Corn syrup was $.18 for this whole bottle. I bought the 4 marked downs bottles (you know my love of mark downs) 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.

I just love baking with apples, especially my Dutch Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze.Β You must give it a try too. Heavenly!