Cool, Fall Days Call for Apple Crisp
As I walked our dog along the creek, I couldn’t help but think of all the things I love about early fall. I love how the morning air is crisp and cool but the afternoon temperatures are pleasantly warm without all of the humidity we experience in the heat of summer. I get a kick out of watching children play touch football in our backyard. I enjoy decorating for fall and picking pumpkins. I marvel at the number of Monarchs resting on my flowers and delight when I find their eggs on the backside of leaves. I find beauty in the countryside as crops mature and leaves begin to turn color.
Most of all, I enjoy the fruits of this season. There’s nothing better than fresh apple cider and all of the wonderful home-made treats that are synonymous (at least to me) with fall harvest. My mom made the following recipe last weekend, and I thought it was simply delicious. I hope you’ll agree!
What do you enjoy most about fall?
Mix together, then pour into a 9x13 pan:
- 5 c. sliced apples
- 1 ½ c. sugar
- 1 T. flour
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
Then mix the following ingredient together:
- 1 c. brown sugar
- ¾ c. margarine, melted
- 1 c. oatmeal
- 1 c. flour
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. baking power
- Pour the dry ingredients over the apple mixture.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until topping is brown.