Sitting here in Plain watching the sun go down on a fabulous fall evening after a sunny day...so lovely. As promised in a previous post on apples, I am sharing an apple dessert with you that is one of my favorites! This recipe came from a very special place where my mother grew up...Frost, Minnesota.
When my parents passed away, my mother's three sisters all flew out from the Midwest to be with us for their memorial service and burial, along with a number of cousins. This meant so much to us. My parents had been living in an apartment above our shop, just across the driveway, when the accident happened. My three aunts stayed in their apartment and most of the other relatives stayed in our house...people sleeping everywhere! My aunts brought a new edition of the church cookbook from their home church in Frost with them and gave one to me, after each one wrote an inscription.
Several months later, I was paging through it (I actually like to read cookbooks!) and saw this recipe for Apple Crisp...the very first listing under Baked Desserts. The recipe sounded so much like one that Mom used to make so I tried it. It was delicious and all those thoughts of Mom baking in her kitchen came flooding back. I have made it many times since....it is easy and uses ingredients one almost always has on hand. The only changes I made was to add nuts and double the topping...I love it so!
Best Apple Crisp
4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. flour
Dash of cinnamon
Mix and place in buttered 9 X 13 pan.
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oatmeal (old fashioned, preferably)
1 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped nuts (I usually use walnuts, but pecans are good too).
Mix topping together and spread over the apples. Bake at 350 degress for 45 minutes, until the topping is lightly browned. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipping cream.
Thank you, Alice Bromeland, for sharing this recipe in the United Lutheran Church of Frost Cookbook. By the way, my grandfather, Hans Olaf Mosby, served this congregation as well as a sister church in Dell for many years. And thank you to my aunts who mean the world to me.
As my Aunt Connie wrote inside my cookbook, "Enjoy these recipes from some of the most wonderful people from a place we call home." Happy weekend, friends! Apples are on sale...go get some and bake an apple crisp...you'll be glad you did...I promise!