1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter browned butter (see below)
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla
4 peeled, havled and cored apples I like mcintosh or cortland
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 9-inch round springform pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Slice the apples into 4 halves then slices (8 slices per apple.) Toss apple wedges in brown sugar, and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl, set aside while you make batter.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, lemon zest and cinnamon in a mixing bowl, mixing to combine. In a separate bowl, combine brown butter, applesauce, and sugar, mix evenly. Add eggs one at a time, blending together. Add dry ingredients the wet, alternating with buttermilk, stir in vanilla.
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