Easier-than-Pie Creamy Apple Bake

4 large Apples (Granny Smith, Jonathon, McIntosh)
1-2 Tbs Real Maple Syrup, not pancake syrup
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Flour
1-1/2 Sticks (6 oz) Butter, Melted

Mixing tart and sweet apples, such as McIntosh and Granny Smith, really makes for the best flavor in a dessert. choose as your taste dictates! Peel and quarter the apples, removing the core in the process. Chop these quarters into approximately one inch chunks and move to a large bowl.You should have around 4-5 cups full.

 Add 1-2 Tablespoons of real Maple Syrup - use the real thing, not maple flavored pancake syrup! Add 1/4 cup sugar and toss well. Turn into a well buttered 2-quart casserole dish.

In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the eggs and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add both the melted butter and flour all at once and continue beating until smooth and free of lumps, scraping down the edges when needed.

Top the apples evenly with this luscious not-a-pudding mixture and pop this into a 325 oven. Start checking it around 45 minutes - it may take as long as an hour to cook all the way through depending on the size of your dish. Check it by pressing into the center of the dish with the back of a spoon to be sure there is no liquidy center remaining. It will be soft set and still moist when done and only slightly browned.

Top with cream freshly whipped with sugar and a pinch of cinnamon if desired.