I keep meaning to blog more, but then life happens and I don’t get to it. Thankfully, I participate in this monthly recipe redux, so at least you get a yummy recipe from me once a month! I promise I’ll try to do better.
This month’s theme is tied in with the upcoming Oscars. We’re to share our favorite movie-inspired recipe. Well, when it comes to favorites, that’s tough for me. I’ve never been the kind of person who could pick a “favorite” anything. Not food, movie, song, color, not anything! Perhaps its the Gemini in me with the whole two personalities thing OR maybe its just because I can’t ever make up my mind about anything. But, usually I can narrow things down to at least a handful of favorites, and when it comes to movies one that definitely makes that list is When Harry Met Sally.
And anyone whose seen that movie certainly must remember how famously and specifically Sally ordered her apple pie–heated with strawberry ice cream on the side, if no strawberry ice cream then whip cream, but only real, not from a can, if they only have the can, then just pie but not heated.
I too am a lover of apple pie a la mode, however I prefer vanilla ice cream with my heated pie and like it on the side, not on top, just like Sally. Oh, and mine has to be homemade–not a heated up frozen, packaged pie. However, when it comes right down to making pie, well that’s another story. I do make a pretty darn good one, but I’m far more likely to make apple crisp because I have to admit pie crust intimidates me a bit. I’ve made many tasty ones, but that fear of it all tearing and sticking to the counter is always there. I’ve found I can get mostly the same flavor and pleasure out of a much simpler apple crisp.
And the recipe I’m about to share is written in my cookbook as “5th Grade Apple Crisp.” Now I can’t remember why we made apple crisp in 5th grade, but we did and it was a pretty darn good dessert. I’ve tweaked it a bit here and there and the results I think are perfection in a baking dish. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have all these years since I was in elementary school. Let me know.
- 8 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/8 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 4 tbsp cold butter
- Mix together apples, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and salt. Place in an 8-inch square baking dish; set aside.
- Combine remaining sugars, flour & spices. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375° about 45 minutes until apples are tender. Serve warm
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