Fall's apple abundance is a great blessing to the cook. If you think apples are only meant for galettes and pies, let us introduce you to the idea of savory apple dishes. They're naturally sweet, but when braised or sautéed with brown butter, their flavor grows rich and robust. In these dishes, we match varieties to recipes that highlight their unique character.
This coffee cake is best served warm. To prepare ahead, cool completely, wrap (still in the pan) in foil, and leave out at room temperature for up to one day, or freeze for up to three months. To reheat thawed cake, unwrap and bake at 250° for 15 to 20 minutes.