September 23, 2010

tuesday was apple day at my house. i chopped apples in the morning, apples in the evening, apples at suppertime. and i ate plenty along the way. mmm. what made it even more enjoyable was that grant just sharpened all my knives! (thanks, grant.) i do love a good sharp knife.

so. i'm digging up one from the archives today. the one that grant proclaimed is as good as it gets. it's just too perfect not to share again! this is really a most favorite recipe, because it comes from grant's grandma and makes me feel like i'm keeping the tradition alive, and it's one of those farm wife recipes. you know how i love them. 


marian's apple crisp

10-12 apples, thinly sliced 
1/2 cup sugar, or 3/4, depending on tartness of apples
2 T. lemon juice 
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. oil

1. arrange sliced apples in a 9x13, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over apples. place cubed butter randomly over this, and sprinkle lemon juice on top. mix it up a little in the pan. 
2. combine all topping ingredients in a small bowl, cutting the butter in last. place topping evenly over apples. 
3. bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes, or until dark golden and crunchy on top. apples should be bubbly. this recipe is easily cut in half or fourths!  i made a half-batch here. 


please eat it hot, with ice cream. 
or send it with your husband to grad school- where it will be eaten by more than just yourself. 

in the meantime, today is a special day. one year ago today, grant and i looked at our first house, because we found out we had 30 days to get out of our place. wow! i can't believe our apartment-dwelling days are almost a year behind us! 


Miss to Mrs said...

I can't stop thinking about this recipe! I'm going to the market this weekend with one purpose: to buy apples to make this recipe. It will be so yummy after some homemade soup and bread!

Maryclayre Dick said...

Probably one of my top favorite desserts...and sometime I even think it is better for breakfast! haha
Happy one year :)

Christina said...

My mom and I are getting at least of bushel of apples each from my aunt and cousins who were able to glean Washington apple orchards for free (jealous?). : ) As soon as I found out we were getting them, I thought of this recipe. Thanks for reposting it! I'm hostessing a party on Monday, and I think I'll use the crumble to top mini-apple pies I was planning on making for my guests!

Lindsey said...

Oh apple crisp, how I love thee. you are the perfect fall dessert - or breakfast, for that matter. definitely going to have to try this recipe! :)

Josie said...

Delish...makes me want to go apple picking

Hannah said...

Goodness gracias, Summer! What beautiful pictures. My mouth is watering. Added to my recipe box. Thank you for sharing your beautiful food with us!

Anonymous said...

Dear Summer,
My absolutely lovely postcards arrived and I so love them!
I'm thinking that these images of your apple crisp could be the next series!
I love this recipe. Thank you, Summer and have the 'crispest' of weekends!

Brea said...

Summer, you're killing me right now! Grandma Marian's apple crisp is the best and I desperately need some right now! I can smell it through this post.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, it's absolutely lovely! I'm going to attempt to make this apple crisp next weekend, sounds delish!

Laura said...

This looks *gorgeous*! It's funny; we call this Apple Crumble in the UK, and my mum and I used to make it with Blackberry and Apple too. Sad that I don't live near any blackberry brambles any more; used to be so much fun to pick your own. Oo, we eat it with custard too on really cold days, but I do love it with Ice Cream... Thanks for posting Summer :) Think I'll definitely be making this now it's getting colder...

Bridget said...

your blog is soo pretty, i love it. and i can ALWAYS use a recipe.

Amanda said...

thank you grandma marian. I'll be making this during the month of October for sure.

Patty said...

I LOVE fruit crisps and crumbles - thanks for sharing this delicious family recipe!

Michelle said...

Family recipes are the best, the outcome takes that much better than store bought.



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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