>I was making supper on a school night: planned-over brats from the weekend grill, a can of beans, and whatever fruit was handy.
A big bowl of ripe almost-becoming-soft apples sat on the table. One lone ripe banana sat on the counter.
You guessed it. I baked. Here’s the result.
Apple Dump Cake Plus
Fill the bottom of a 9 X 13 pan with thin-sliced apples (about 4 cups) and banana.
Top with 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened and sliced.
Dump over this one bag of basic yellow cake mix. I keep a store-brand box of yellow cake and white cake in case this kind of situation arises.
Top with another 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened and sliced.
Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cool — a little — and then serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
P.S. I also added 1 cup of frozen blueberries from last July. They added color and a little fun. If I did this with apples again, I might add a dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg. Come to think of it, cranberries might be a nice combination, too.