Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all you ghouls and goblins!

Tonight kids will take to the streets and echo the familiar chorus of "trick or treat!" and receive sweet goodies.  Years back when I was a child, we would get not only a few candies, but plenty of apples in our treat bags.  Mom would check them to make sure they were okay, then we used them to bake apple desserts and enjoy with the family, or if there were only a few, to go into my lunch bag for school the following day.  It is rare to give out apples nowadays, but I thought I would celebrate Halloween with you by sharing a favourite recipe of mine, apple crisp. 

One of the best apples to use for this recipe is the McIntosh, which is a much older, but popular apple available at supermarkets throughout the year.  While still sweet, the flesh is softer and tends to melt down easily in baked desserts, which is why it is a popular apple to use in apple pies, crumbles, sauces and jams.
The dessert is fairly quick to make, so it makes a great addition to any dinner or gathering.  No trick, this is a great Halloween treat!

Apple Crisp


6 medium McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and sliced                     1 cup butter

1 cup rolled oats                                                                                               1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup flour

1 cup packed brown sugar


1) Preheat oven to 350 F

2) in a bowl, combine dry ingredients, cut butter into mixture until crumbly

3) lay apples in the bottom of a greased 9X9 pan

4) cover the apples with the crumb mixture

5) bake at 350 F for 30-45 mins or until crust is golden.