Monday, September 6, 2010

From the Files of Lytton V. Davis: Apple Crisp

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. 

Apple Crisp

–butter a deep baking dish
–put in 
5 cups peeled, sliced tart apples
1/2 cup water
–in a bowl mix (w/fork)
1 c flour
1/2 c oats
1/2 c sugar, white or brown [1 T molasses + white sugar = brown]
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t ginger
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
1/4 t salt
spread mix over apples

Bake 350 degrees about 45 min.


bink said...

Nice pix! And yummy crisp!

Emma J said...

Ahh . . . I love these old plates and the almost sniff-able close-ups. I sometimes think the recipes are sweeter than what actually comes out of the oven -

ArtSparker said...

Wow, those are some impressive photos to accompany. The note on the card/bittersweet apple?

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Fresca said...

Thanks, all.
I'm pleased with the photographs, which were far more work than the cooking, as you might guess.
What you can't see is that I spilled the jar of molasses, in the process of getting that shot of it dripping onto the sugar!

Margaret said...

GQMF shots; BAMF apple crisp.

yvette said...

It looks mjammie, and most the treasure letters.
Coffee on your computer...clumsy me did something like that!
I'm off to the book you recomment


Lill said...

Completely lovely post, Fresca.

Fresca said...

Thanks, Margaret & Lill!

YVETTE: I hope you like the book!