3 medium Granny Smith apples
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
You can make this in a cast iron skillet (!) or an 8x8 inch square pan. I went with the latter.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cube butter and place into pan or skillet. Place into oven to melt (or the microwave) for a couple minutes. Then sprinkle the dark brown sugar over the melted butter.
Peel and cube the apples. Then spread out apples on top of brown sugar mixture.
Mix together 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, cinnamon, and ginger and sprinkle over the chopped apples. I added cloves and cardamom to this mixture for fun. Feel free to just follow the recipe instead. Place pan/skillet back in oven until butter mixture is bubbling and the apples are lightly golden brown on the edges, about 5-10 minutes.
Meanwhile add the milk, eggs, salt, nutmeg, vanilla, and remaining tablespoon of sugar into a blender. Blend on low for a couple seconds. Measure out the flour and add in parts to the liquid mixture while blender is running. This way, there aren't any lumps! Let batter rest for 5 minutes.
Then pour batter over apple mixture. Bake for 20 minutes until center is just set. Then cover with powdered sugar and homemade whipped cream and devour.