Thursday, September 11, 2008
I know this photo doesn't look as appetizing as it truly tastes, but..... it is a wonderful comfort food! I've used this apple crisp recipe for years, and have tried it with apples, peaches, blueberries, rhubard. It's funny b/c most crisp recipes use oats and this one doesn't. It is one of those kind of desserts that you can make in a big hurry when you need it quick and it goes so fast, too.
We took another blueberry picking excursion on Wednesday. Yes, it's late, but here in Oregon, the fruit seems to be quite a bit later than usual. The blueberries we picked first were a sweeter, larger type, which filled the buckets faster, so we were already spoiled. When the kids and I got out into the fields on Wednesday, we were much lazier, knowing we already had some put away for winter. We basically just used them up that day.
I just found out I'm getting FREE pears and plums! I love it! I just love getting the stuff in the jars and the freezer. I love it in winter when you can take the things out and not have to take a trip to the store. And especially now, with prices so high. Even the produce to can is high this year, so the more free stuff I can put up, the more I can offset the cost of...peaches. I'm definitely going to have to pay for those.
There are so many apples around here, too! We usually have a big party, a huge potluck, and lots of strong guys cranking on our cider press. Everyone is carrying around a cup tasting the wonderful results. It's always good to have a party and have everyone bring apples, b/c the mix of the different apples is what makes the best juice.
This year, I want to have a bar-b-que/bluegrass/cider-pressing party! I've got a lot to do b/f that can happen, but I'm thinking Oct. 4th. Good food, great fellowship, fine music! Life with friends and sharing your home! We love to have them over!
Recipe for Crisp:
6 or 7 Sliced Apples (or 4-6 cups of other fruit)
2 T. flour
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 teas. cinnamon (I don't add it to blueberry)
Mix together in 11X7 pan.
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teas. salt
1/2 Teas. Cinnamon
1 Beaten Egg
Stir together well. Sprink over fruit.
Drizzle with 1/2 cup melted butter. (Real butter is best)
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.