I opened my mother's recipe box for the first time since her death almost 8 years ago. Full of comments and credits to people long gone, it was more her memory than her letters.
("Aunt Florence's Sun Preserves –– Good!")
She'd jotted an Apple Crisp recipe on the back of a note from her mother (my grandmother):
"I've so much I want to do that I'm practically dizzy!
Too tired to work tonight. I promise myself tomorrow. Have a cup of coffee tea? with me.
Love & thank you!! Mother"
I well remember her making this. Today I followed her recipe (below), with apples from the farmers' market.
–butter a deep baking dish
5 cups peeled, sliced tart apples1/2 cup water
–in a bowl mix (w/fork)
1 c flour1/2 c oats1/2 c sugar, white or brown [1 T molasses + white sugar = brown]1 t cinnamon1/2 t nutmeg1/2 t ginger1/2 c butter (1 stick)1/4 t salt
spread mix over apples
Bake 350 degrees about 45 min.