Sunday, September 9, 2012

Deep Dish Candy Apple Crisp

I haven't had a red candy apple like you get at the fair in years, but I've been told that they don't have the cinnamon flavoring in them that they once had when I was growing up.
But, if you're like me--and you remember and love those cinnamon-y fair apples on a stick--
or, if you like the taste of sweetness and cinnamon--
I have a treat for you today. . . .
courtesy of my Grandmother Magers. . . .

Years ago she jotted down the following recipe on the inside cover
of her White House Cookbook.

I think I've told you before that
Grandmother never measured anything, unless it was absolutely necessary.
She just added here and there until it looked right.
And, she rarely wrote down a recipe.
If she did, it read something like this one:

"apple pie 
lemon juice
red hots
1/2 c brwn sug

Got it?
Or, would you like a translation?
I wrote it out--with directions--
when I was a teenager, learning to cook--

Deep Dish Candy Apple Crisp
In a large bowl, combine
6 cups apples, cored and sliced,
1 tablespoon lemon juice, 
3 tablespoons sugar,
1/2-2/3 cup red hots.
 Stir and set aside.

In another bowl, combine
3 tablespoons melted butter &
1/2 cup brown sugar.
Then add
1/4 cup flour,
3/4-1 cup rolled oats,
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
Mixture should be crumbly.

In the first bowl add 1 tablespoon flour to apple mix.
Pour into a deep dish Pyrex--
top with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees until apples are done and the liquid has thickened--
Grandmother lightly covered the pie with foil for about 20-30 minutes,
then uncovered it the remainder of the time--
to be sure the apples cooked quickly
and the topping didn't brown too fast.

Delicious hot or cold--
With or without whipped cream or ice cream. . .

Every year, this was the first pie made with apples from Grandmother's trees. It was as sure a sign that fall was here as the leaves turning red and gold and the days becoming cooler. When our own tree produced it's first apples this year, I got out Grandmother's recipe and whipped up her special dessert. It was as delicious as I remembered. . . . I knew for sure. . . . . It Must Be Fall . . . . .

Hope you'll enjoy Grandmother's Deep Dish Candy Apple Crisp. . . .
It's the next best thing to a red candy apple on a stick. . .


Beth said...

OOOHHHH! it looks so yummy! i would like to try it! great photos too, it really captures the look

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a pretty dish for dessert! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a pretty dish for dessert! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

OH that looks like a great recipe! Your pictures are wonderful....

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That looks great! Thanks for your recipe!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh...that looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing your recipe. My mom gave me all my grandma's favorite is her cutout sugar cookie recipe that she made up herself. I make them for every season.

LV said...

Since I do not cook much anymore, this really looks tasty and tempting.

Anonymous said...

I love your photos. They make your recipe look scrumptious! How nice to have your grandma's recipe.

Here's to autumn with its lovely aromas, coolness, and memories.

Blessings for happy eating,

E. Charlotte said...

That looks delicious!!

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

I love this post! Looks SO yummy. New fan here and I hope I can persuade you to come share this post at my Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest:

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Unknown said...

It looks tasty! What is the total cook time?

Calaelen said...

I just made this recipe. I tweaked a bit by putting only one tbsp sugar in with the apples, and because I am impatient and neglected to read the entire recipe, I missed that there was supposed to be flour and butter in with the apples. It was still delicious. I wouldn't ever try it with the 3 tbsp sugar in the apples as it would be too sweet for my tastes.

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