Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Favorite Recipe For Johnny Appleseed Day : Apple Crisp

Back in the day Americans celebrated Independence Day with Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet. Over the years we learned that Baseball and Hot Dogs are filled with steroids, Chevrolet went into bankruptcy, but our love of Apples prevails - and why not. American lore is filled with stories of the Apple : everyone from Johnny Appleseed to George Washington had a passion for apples. (there is a rumor that the Father of our country cut down the cherry tree because he wanted his mom to stop making cherry pies, we can't confirm that story, but we like it!) Today being Johnny Appleseed Day it's only fitting that an easy Apple Recipe is shared.

Apple Crisp is an easy alternative to Apple Pie as it contains most of the same ingredients as apple pie, sans all that rolling of Pie Crust. This recipe has been copied onto recipe cards, passed from family member to family member, copied some more, and probably has its origins in Food & Wine or Family Circle Magazine, our apologies to the original author for not knowing your name, but kudos on a job well done nonetheless!

Apple Crisp
6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsalted butter

Mix together apples, 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.

Place in a greased 8 inch square baking dish, set aside.

Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and flour, cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.

Bake at 375° F (190° C)about 45 minutes or until apples are tender.

Delicious on its own but feel free to serve with whipped cream!

Makes about 8 servings.

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