Grandma’s Applecrisp

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This is such a delicious comfort food/dessert.  It makes your house smell wonderful while it bakes and it’s such a sweet, buttery and moist dessert your family will love it!

I know I say it often but this is truly very easy!

Prepare your apples

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Add some brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and melted butter and stir it around

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Set it aside and make your buttery mouthwatering crumbly topping

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Once it’s incorporated and crumbly, pour the apple mixture into a lightly greased cake pan and cover evenly with the crumbles

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Bake at 375 for approximately 32 – 35 minutes or until it’s golden brown in color

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Grab some vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or eat it plain while it’s still warm!!  YUM

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And then hide it where you can’t see it and slice a little piece every hour on the hour so you can enjoy it for more than 3 hours 🙂

Recipe

6 large apples peeled, cored and sliced

2 Tbsp brown sugar

2 Tbsp white sugar

1 ½ tsp. cinnamon

4 Tbsp melted butter

Combine all in a bowl and set aside to marinate together

Make the sweet buttery topping

½ cup quick cook oats

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

¾ cups heaping all purpose flour

1 ½ sticks of room temperature butter

Combine oats, sugars, and flour and mix until well incorporated. Add in the room temperature butter and use a fork or a pastry cutter to form crumbles

Place the apple mixture in a lightly greased 13×9 cake pan. Sprinkle the crumble top evenly over the whole top.

Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 32 – 35 minutes (or until evenly browned)

Apple Cake

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This is a very simple and delicious cake.  It can be served as a dessert, a coffee cake, or as a snack.  It’s wonderful warm out of the oven!!  It’s a dense cake full of baked apples.

You can find the recipe I used to make our Apple Cake on my Facebook page here:  Apple Cake

Apple Juice (make it yourself!!)

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During apple season, I hate to waste anything.  When making apple bread, sauce, or pies I take the peels and cores and boil them to make apple juice.  There is nothing like homemade apple juice!!  It is delicious.

Depending on the type of apples you use, the color is always different but the flavor and health benefit is a plus!!  You can sweeten it with sugar, honey or agave.

You can find my recipe on my facebook page here:  Apple Juice homemade

Applesauce…sauces

Today was the day to make a few batches of crockpot applesauce.  This is great for dinners, to put in kids lunches and for baking!!!  There are a lot of recipes that cut down on fat and calories by replacing oil with applesauce.  It’s great to have some ready for whenever you need it.

I freeze our applesauce but you can also place it in jars and can it.  We always make a few different batches and today we made cinnamon, chunky, and plain.

You can find our family recipe on my facebook page here:  Applesauce recipe

 

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Cinnamon

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Plain

 

Apples are a comin…

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Our two apple trees are producing some fine looking Macintosh apples for the fall.  We have a few wild apple trees on our property also which are Empire apples.  We take the tractor back to pick those and these close to the house are dwarf trees so a step ladder works well for picking.

Apples remind me of fall and all the wonderful things to make for the winter months such as apple pies, apple bread, apple crisp, and of course loads of crock pot applesauce to freeze. 

While I am not ready for summer to end, I get a feeling of happiness and family nights thinking of fall with football, apples, changing leaves and crisp nights.  We have a few more weeks before that season hits so I will enjoy what we have left of summer.

Apple Cinnamon Loaf

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So this weekend my son is in the Bauer Hockey Tournament in Canada.  It’s close enough to us that we can commute back and forth to the games so we don’t have to rope someone into staying and caring for the animals.  On top of the tournament our daughter starts her first games of softball tonight and I am hosting the uniform exchange at our school where people can pick up and drop off gently used uniforms rather than buying new all the time.

If you know hockey you know most games are early mornings.  With that in mind and knowing my son (who like his mother) just can’t eat first thing in the morning, I decided to whip up a couple loaves of our Apple Cinnamon bread.  It’s easy to slice and wrap for him to eat in the car on the way to a game and an extra slice for the ride home.  This along with an orange juice should give him the energy to get that PUCK IN THE NET!!!! (who am I kidding that kid will not drink orange juice it’s chocolate milk or nothing in the morning).  But either way, I still hope he gets some goals!!

This is a simple recipe and I make many versions during apple season and freeze them (such as wheat flour, agave in place of sugar, applesauce etc).  I will post those when I make them.  But for these I followed my friends original recipe as follows:

There is no wrong way to do this.  It always comes out perfect!!

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Apple Cinnamon Loaf
1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk (I used rice milk just because I had it open)
1 apple, peeled and chopped (I used fuji apples)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.

Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Next add half the apples and half the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.

Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

Yes, I made 2 loaves instead of one so we could eat some this morning and they can have it tonight with ice cream for dessert!!