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It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H with a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below that is an order form to purchase the box.)
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- 5 c. sliced tart apples
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ c. sifted all-purpose flour
- ½ c. sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons soft butter or margarine
- Light or whipped cream
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Make filling in medium bowl. Combine apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, 1/4 cup water.
Turn into a 9" x 9" x 1-3/4" baking pan. Dot apples with butter.
Make batter. In medium bowl combine all batter ingredients. Beat with wooden spoon until smooth.
Drop batter in 9 portions on apples, spacing evenly. Batter will spread during baking.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until apples are tender and crust golden. Serve warm with cream.