It is still an apple!
It is apple season and I have two favorite apple recipes - Apple Crisp and the apple cookies I make!
Apples are interesting, there are so many different kinds, textures, flavors, colors - a few years ago the kids and I went to Apple Works in Trafalgar - our favorite orchard - and brought home 3 of each kind of apple! When we got home we labled some papertowels with the name of each apple, sliced them up and we each tasted each apple, rated them and then compiled the data (I love when I can use big words) to determine our favorite kind of apple!
And the winner still today by an overwhelming 5 out of 5 likes:
It is about the only apple I buy - sometimes I buy the honey crisps (I think because I like the name) but there is always at least one complaint that "this isn't a Jonathon"! The only thing I don't like about them is the skin feels kind of waxy, it gives me the heebie geebies but a good shining on my shirt takes care of that!
So anyway it has taken me years to find what I consider the perfect apple crisp recipe - I am a little picky about apple things - see I will eat an occasional apple (my MIL puts them in our field lunches and they make an awesome afternoon snack), I ADORE carmal apples with nuts - OK fine I adore the carmal & nuts but the apple and stick make an awesome carrier- and I like apple crisp and my apple cookies - BUT I strongly dislike applesauce, apple pie, apple juice, apple cider and fried apples!
Kim Lee's Apple Crisp
6-7 apples, peeled, cored & sliced
toss the apples with 3/4 cup of white sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon
put into a 9X13 pan and top with:
crumbled mixture of - 3/4 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1/2 cup of softened butter
put a little bit of water in the bottom of the pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour!
I made a half recipe last night at about 9pm and there wasn't even any left for breakfast this morning!