I sorted through our stored apples again today. Most are still looking really good. Some are usable with the bad spots cut out. Some are going into the chicken house. A few are going directly to the compost bin. That's all good. If the apples don't feed us, they feed the poultry or they feed the soil.
What to do with the bowl of those usable but with the bad spots? Make APPLE CRUNCH!
Butter a good sized pie plate. Peel, core and slice as many apples as you want. Prefer more crunch topping and fewer apples? Get wild and crazy and go that way.
Then make the crunch topping for the apples by mixing in a bowl:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Cut in 1/2 cup butter with a pastry blender.
Evenly spread the topping over the apples in the pie plate.
Put in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
Top should be brown and crunchy when it's done.
Serve with a little (or big) dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.
A good, simple dessert that's fairly quick to make. Plus, you can make the whole recipe and freeze it before baking. Then when you need a dessert, let it defrost on the counter and bake as suggested.
P.S. Forgot to say earlier: New blog header photo by Chicken Mama Designs.
Rain, rain and more Rain
3 hours ago