I have learned that if I post our family favorite recipes on this blog, I will always be able to find them.
I made fresh Apple Crisp for my Seminary class this morning in honor of David O McKay's Birthday on Monday, September 8. It also seemed a fitting treat for 9/11...America...sort of apple pie...
My sister came to the rescue with the recipe last night and it was a hit. Fall is on the way and the apples are fresh. I used MacIntosh and Granny Smith apples, left the peels on (of course, washed them) and cut them in small chunks.
Not sure if it was because I have not had Apple Crisp in a long time or if this was truly one of my better successes, but either way, it was delicious and my students devoured it.
In a 9x13 pan, place:
2 quarts sliced apples ( I used about 10 small-medium apples)
1 C Sugar
2 Tblsp Flour ( I used 3)
1 tsp Cinnamon
Mix until apples are well-coated.
1 C Brown Sugar
1 C Flour
1 C Oatmeal
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soad
2 sticks (1 cup) butter (do not use margarine0
Mix together until crumbly. Spread over apple mixture
Bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes until topping is lightly browned.
Serve warmed with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
I would post a photo of our own version of this cake, but I just lost 2 years' worth of photos on my phone. I had saved all except the last 2 days, which included a photo of this cake. I may get them back once I work with the Apple genius. I think this happened once before and all turned out well in the end. Fingers crossed.
Anyhow, Katherine made this for us Sunday and we shared it with friends that evening.
The above photo is from Betty Crocker andHEREis the recipe from the same site.
These are the variations/recommendations for tweaking this recipe:
1) Use real homemade caramel sauce
2) Use REAL whipping cream
3) Use Heath candy bars, broken in to pieces
4) Top with chopped nuts
5) Serve with extra whipped cream, if desired
We used a devil's food cake mix, but any moist chocolate cake (mix or from scratch) will work
It is Tuesday and there is not one crumb left.
Oh, how I miss President Gordon B Hinkley.
Especially when I read and watch this message.
It is fitting for any time of year, yet, this week, as we commemorate the great legacy of the Mormon Pioneers, this is one of my favorites.