What started as a food blog has morphed into more or less a personal journal. My marriage, my parenting, my life journey is as likely to appear now as my kitchen work... but there's more than one way to feed a family.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I really should be posting the recipe for Peach Cream Pie. It is my best pie and I promised you the recipe back in the spring. The peaches are nearly gone now and I am not making that pie until Thursday, so, I'm sorry, you'll need to wait a while longer.
We are, however, smack in the middle of Apple Season. We were invited tonight to the beautiful home of my Genetically Perfect friends Brian and Jen. She made a very delicious meal of white chili, cornbread and fruit pizza. It really hit the spot on this, one of the first fall-like days. I offered to bring an apple crisp, since they are in season and I figured it would be a good ending to such a wonderful autumn meal.
When I was a school-aged girl and my mother went back to work, I was sometimes in charge of making the evening meal on Tuesdays, when Mom had to work until 6:00 PM. We didn't often have desserts for our simiple family meals, but I found this recipe of Mom's easy to manage and found the apples themselves on the tree in our backyard. I frequently made this dish to close the meal and today, my own family likes it alot, too. I didn't find any Granny Smith apples at the orchard across the river from my house, which is the type of apple I like to use for baking. I chose the tartest apples they had on hand, which was MacIntosh, and truly I didn't find the results all that favorable. I should have adjusted the sugar and cinnamon for this sweeter apple, but it would have been just guesswork without knowing how they tasted baked. I find this dish made with Granny Smiths to be apple-ier and with a crisper taste.
Please make this this fall:
6 c. peeled, sliced apples 1/2 c. sugar cinnamon 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. melted butter 1 c. flour 1 c. oatmeal 1/2 t. baking soda
Mix apples, white sugar and cinnamon (to taste - my guess is that I use about 3/4 t.) and pour into a baking dish. In a bowl, make crumbs of butter, brown sugar, oatmeal, flour and soda. Spread over the apples. Bake at 350 until apples are tender, about 30-45 minutes.
Here's a picture of the finished product, but I notice it's not the most interesting thing in the photo next to Jen's glamorous fruit pizza.