A hit for all ages. Delicious in every way.
1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2 In a 9 inch pan, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Arrange twelve pecan halves, then the apple wedges (as you would for a pineapple upside-down cake. Chop remaining pecans and set aside.
3 In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Set aside.
4 In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in water. Add flour mixture and combine. Add nuts and combine.
5 Spread batter evenly over apples and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
6 Cool 10 minutes, then invert onto plate.