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GIVEAWAY: Use PAM Cooking Spray for All of Your Holiday Baking!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.

Hi everyone!

Just in time for the holidays, I’m bringing you a tasty, easy-to-make new recipe! Mr. R found a great recipe on America’s Test Kitchen that we’d been wanting to try for a while: Apple Upside Down Cake. So when PAM Cooking Sprayreached out about working together, I thought it was a perfect chance to test it out!

PAM Cooking Spray was generous enough to send over two full size samples of PAM (one original and one baking), a gorgeous Le Creuset Pie Dish and a gift card to create a perfect dessert. I knew I wanted to make this Apple Upside Down Cake already, but PAM also has an awesome recipe hub here, in case you’re still struggling with what to make for Thanksgiving!

Here’s a smart tip: Did you know that the Original, Butter and Baking PAM Cooking Sprays now leave up to 99 percent less residue buildup than margarine or other cooking sprays but STILL have no-stick results? Better yet, the new formula has zero calories per serving! Thanks to PAM, I definitely (hopefully) won’t be messing up any desserts or having to re-make a cake because the bottom stuck to the pan. Also, the PAM Baking smells like a cake- YUM!

Ok, so back to the recipe that will make you the star of Thanksgiving! You will need a 9-inch nonstick cake pan with sides that are at least 2 inches high.



  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces, plus extra for pan
  • 4 Granny Smith apples or Golden Delicious (about 2 pounds), peeled and cored
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Topping: Butter bottom and sides of 9-inch round, 2-inch-deep nonstick cake pan (using PAM Baking, of course!); set aside. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 350 degrees.PAM-03009-10032869-CF

2. Cut 2 apples into 1/4-inch-thick slices; set aside. Cut remaining 2 apples into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

3. Heat butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. When foaming subsides, add 1/2-inch-thick apple slices and cook, stirring 2 or 3 times, until apples begin to caramelize, 4 to 6 minutes. (Do not fully cook apples.) Add 1/4-inch-thick apple slices, brown sugar, and lemon juice; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and apples are coated, about 1 minute longer. Transfer apple mixture to prepared pan and lightly press into even layer. Set aside while preparing cake.

3. Cake: Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in medium bowl; set aside.4. Whisk granulated sugar, brown sugar, and eggs together in large bowl until thick and homogeneous, about 45 seconds. Slowly whisk in butter until combined.5. Add sour cream and vanilla; whisk until combined. Add flour mixture and whisk until just combined.6. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly over fruit.

7. Bake until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.

8. Cool pan on wire rack 20 minutes. Run paring knife around sides of cake to loosen. Place wire rack over cake pan. Holding rack tightly, invert cake pan and wire rack together; lift off cake pan. Place wire rack over baking sheet or large plate to catch any drips. If any fruit sticks to pan bottom, remove and position it on top of cake. Let cake cool 20 minutes (or longer to cool it completely), then transfer to serving platter, cut into pieces, and serve.

 9. (ADDED BONUS): We took it a step further and topped it with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce- definitely a one-up to the original recipe!


PAM is generously giving away one PAM Cooking Spray kit to an Accidental Mrs. reader! This prize pack consists of the following and is valued at $50.00:

  • Full size sample of PAM
  • Le Creuset Pie Dish

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me what you plan to make for Thanksgiving!
  • All entrants must be 18 years+ and reside in the continental U.S.
  • Giveaway ends Nov. 27.

Good luck, and Happy Holidays!


PAM Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions: (Password: PAM)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. For more information, visit

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  • Reply
    Erinn S
    November 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I make the cornbread casserole!

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    November 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Can’t go wrong with a green bean casserole! 🙂

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    tara pittman
    November 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I will be making pumpkin pie. This will be great for my dish.

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    November 22, 2013 at 12:23 am

    We will have turkey, ham, cornbread stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls, plus a various hodge-podge of casseroles brought in by the arriving hordes of in-laws.

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    Jessie C.
    November 22, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie.

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    Jessi Timmermans
    November 22, 2013 at 3:30 am

    I plan to make corn casserole, cranberries and an apple pie
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    Alexis K.
    November 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Corn pudding and a praline pumpkin cheesecake are my duties for this year!

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    Margot C
    November 23, 2013 at 12:53 am

    I’m making almost everything; turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing and 3 pies!

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    Victoria M
    November 23, 2013 at 6:56 am

    The classic stuff! Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread stuffing, veggies, pie, rolls etc….

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    November 24, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I’m making a pumpkin cake

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    Robin Wilson
    November 24, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I am responsible for making a Pecan and Pumpkin Pie this year for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing that recipe, it looks delicious!

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    November 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I am making a cranberry with nuts salad, pumpkin bread

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    November 25, 2013 at 1:38 am

    I plan to make a variety of dishes including sage and onion stuffing, green bean casserole, honey glazed carrots and sweet potato casserole.

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    Tara @ Keep Moving Forward With Me
    November 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I am in charge of the stuffing!

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    November 25, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    For Thanksgiving I am in charge of green bean casserole and rolls. It’s Christmas where I really get to show off in the kitchen for a Christmas Eve dinner and a Christmas morning brunch!

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    November 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I’m making the whole shebang this year – turkey, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberries, mashed potatoes, candied yams and of course corn bread and both a pumpkin & apple pie made with PAM! I would love the LeCruset pie pan and some PAM – would help me get in gear for hosting Christmas too!

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    jenny at dapperhouse
    November 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Awesome! Now this is a dessert I could make since I dont do apple pie but love cake!!! And creamy caramel – Oh Yeah! I will have to grab that PAM with the flour in it to use for the holidays 🙂

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    November 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I plan to make nothing lol…we do not celebrate thanksgiving…but I hope I win, I love cooking!

  • Reply
    November 27, 2013 at 2:15 am

    My mom’s advice to me when I moved out on my own was always use PAM! I still do sometimes. It definitely does it’s job.

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    November 27, 2013 at 6:14 am

    i am making turkey and all the fixins!

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      November 28, 2013 at 12:35 am

      Sounds great, Sharon, and CONGRATS! You are the random winner of the giveaway 🙂

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    Rebecca Parsons
    November 27, 2013 at 8:05 am

    For Thanksgiving I am making death by chocolate and jello cake. I will be heading home for the Holidays so I had to make something that will stay cold. For both cakes I used Pam!

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    November 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I am making an Upside Down Butterscotch Apple Pie!

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    Jennifer Hodgkiss
    November 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    We plan to make a full paleo menu…. and no turkey! 🙂 Right now I am researching sweet potato pie recipes! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    Megan Sutliff
    November 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I plan on making Pumpkin Roll and Baked Corn! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Crista at Hands and Hearts More Than Full
    November 28, 2013 at 12:58 am

    I plan to make a sweet potato casserole for the first time! Wish me luck 🙂

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