Monday, November 16, 2009

Travels and Apple Crisp

I am going to take a few days off this week to travel up North with my good friend Anne. We are looking at a piece of property at the foot of the Berkshires.

Dare I dream?

I promise I'll be back on Thursday and will devote the rest of the days leading up to "the big day" that is, Thanksgiving, with some turkey, stuffing and side recipes.

Until then, Bon Appetite!

The Best Husband In The World and I went apple picking yesterday. The last day of the season for Pick-Ur-Own. It was a beautiful day after so many rainy, cold ones last week. Even though the apples were not that plentiful, we filled our basket and had a lovely day out in the orchard, under a blue, sun filled autumn sky.

Apple Crisp: serves 6

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter a 1 1/2 quart casserole.

Peel, core and slice 4 to 5 large apples.
Toss with the juice and rind of one lemon.
Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Place in buttered casserole and drizzle 1/4 cup water over.

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch salt
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Whisk together the sugars, the flour, the oats and the salt. With your fingers, work the melted butter into the flour/sugar mix until well blended. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the apples.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until apples are soft and topping is brown and crisp.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


  1. I hope you have a blast!

  2. Phoebe - thanks! I love a good road trip.

  3. I still have a few apples just hanging on in one tree. I think I will make this and put in the RV fridge for the trip.

    I love to look at property.... even if I am not in the market. Have lots of fun.

  4. Kathy - happy trails to you too and safe travels. This property is a B&B that I have stayed at before. Lot's of history, beautiful land... a definite change in lifestyle.

  5. Have a great trip, and good luck!

  6. Have a good trip and enjoy.

    I hope to use the cheese maker over the weekend I will post about when i do..thanks again.

  7. Suldog - thanks.. it's exciting to think about what may be!

    Vodka - awesome! You are on the way to becoming an Artisanal Cheese Maker!

  8. Love, love, love apple crisp! Great recipe! And I think the property is beautiful and I can just see you there. A change in lifestyle could be a very good thing! Hope everything works out and have a great trip!

  9. I came slinking back. Out of all the blogs it is yours I miss. Hope you have a blast. That house is GORGEOUS!

    Anxiously awaiting your stuffing recipe. It is my job this year and though I like my own recipe I think it could use some jazzing up.

  10. I am so anxious to hear what happens with your trip! Is that the house on the property???

  11. Enjoy yourselves!

    CJ xx

  12. keep dreaming...i like those dreams...and i like apple crisp...perhaps i can convince T to make some this weekend!

  13. I love making apple crisp. And of course you should dream!!

  14. What would we have if not for dreams?

    Hope you have a great time.

  15. Simply scrumptious!!! I love Apple crisp, and this recipe looks terrific!!! Have a wonderful trip! Can't wait for you to return!!! I'm counting on your talent to carry me through Thanksgiving. ;-) ~Janine XO


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