In the Kitchen with INSP

From Little House to the courthouse, the characters on your favorite shows have to eat, and that means someone is in the kitchen cooking. So, in celebration of National Applesauce Cake Day on June 6, we wanted to share a yummy treat inspired by our favorite family on Walton’s Mountain.

Make it a daily-double! Settle in with a slice and watch The Waltons, weekdays at 3pm and 4pm ET.


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),