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Deep Dish Apple Pie Upside Down Cake

1 deep-dish baked apple pie (your own homemade OR store bought)
1 purchased butter pound cake
1 12 cups caramel sauce
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups prepared whipped cream (optional)
green apple, slices (to garnish) (optional)


Preheat oven to 360F. For this recipe, will need 8 individual-sized baking dishes such as souffle cups or ramekins. Prepare souffle cups OR ramekins by buttering bottom and sides of cups and lining bottoms with cut-to-fit parchment or waxed paper circles. Prepare pound cake according to package directions and set aside. In a separate bowl, break up apple pie (crust and all) into bite-sized pieces. Place 3 tablespoons of caramel sauce in bottom of each souffle cup or ramekin and then top with 3 to 4 tablespoons of apple-pie pieces, arranging them evenly over caramel. Carefully spoon cake batter into each baking cup, filling to just below the rim; place filled baking cups on cookie sheet or baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cakes cool for 45 minutes. To serve, run knife around sides of each cake to loosen; then place dessert plate over top of baking cup and flip over, jostling dish slightly to fully remove cake and sauce. Garnish with whipped cream and apple slices, if desired.

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