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State Plate: MONDAYS 7:30PM ET

In celebration of INSP’s new show, State Plate, hosted by American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks, and timeless, classic The Waltons, we were wondering, what if a virtual “Taylor” went time-traveling up Walton’s Mountain in Virginia during the Great Depression…what might be on his dessert plate?


Apple Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 or 5 apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add shortening and rub in very lightly. Add milk slowly to make soft dough and mix. Place on floured board and roll out 1/2-inch thick. Put into shallow greased pan. Wash, pare, core and cut apples into sections. Press them into dough, sprinkle with sugar and dust with cinnamon. Bake in moderate oven 30 minutes or until apples are tender and brown. Serve warm with milk or cream.

Source: The New Dr. Price Cookbook (1921), Vintagerecipes.net