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Grape Apple Buckle

Grape Apple Buckle This recipe makes a lovely alternative to muffins or pancakes for breakfast. It’s a fine way to use up cooking apples or even eating apples. This can also be served as a light dessert in the evening.

Serves 4-5.



  • 3 small apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 c concord grape jelly
  • 1/8 tsp mace
  • dash salt

Buckle Topping:

  • 1/2 c buttermilk pancake mix (complete or original)
  • 1/8 tsp mace
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp half ‘n half or milk
  • 1/2 c sour cream for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly butter an 8-inch round cake pan.
  3. In a large skillet over medium low, mix the apples, grape jelly, mace and salt.
  4. Bring to simmering, stirring to liquify the jelly. Simmer 4 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Pour into the cake pan and spread evenly.
  6. In a medium bowl, blend the pancake mix with the mace.
  7. In a small skillet or saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the honey until smooth.
  8. Beat the egg in a cup with the half ‘n half. Blend the egg mixture into the butter/honey mixture, stirring quickly so as to prevent coagulation of the egg.
  9. Pour this wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and blend just enough to incorporate.
  10. Drop this mixture on top of the fruit as evenly as possible. (It may not cover all of the fruit.)
  11. Bake 15 minutes and serve warm with dollops of sour cream.

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