Harvest Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze

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Wow! This cake was so good. I’m crazy about pound cakes, so this one will definitely be made again. I just happened to have some apples on hand along with the other ingredients. It seems like I always have enough stuff for a cake but when it comes to fixing dinner, I don’t! OOPS! (Gotta work on that!)

2 Cups sugar
1 1/2 Cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
3 Cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Medium apples, peeled and chopped
1 Cup chopped walnuts

Caramel Glaze
1/2 Cup butter
1/2 Cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons milk

Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 12inch tube pan.
In large bowl beat oil, sugar, eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda until smooth. Stir in apples and nuts.
Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
In 2 quart saucepan, heat all ingredients to boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil 2 minutes stirring constantly, remove from heat and pour over warm cake.
Yum!

Sweet Potato Cobbler

Sweet Potato Cobbler

Preheat oven to 400
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 30-40 minutes

2 lb Sweet Potatoes (peeled)
3 1/2 Cups water
1 1/2 Cups white granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3/4 Cup Butter or Margarine
Choose your own crust BUT I went the easy route and used a
frozen deep dish pie crust and broke it up and placed it on top.

Peel and slice potatoes 1/4 inch thick.
In a saucepan with the 3 1/2 Cups water, cook sweet potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes.
Drain all liquid and save it! Don’t throw this out!
Layer potatoes in a well greased 13 X 9 inch pan
Add in reserved liquid (1 1/2 cups)
Combine sugar, cinnamon, flour in a bowl and mix well.
Sprinkle this over the potatoes.
Dot with butter and cover with your pastry crust.
Sprinkle crust with a little bit of sugar.