Tuesday, October 30, 2012

recipe: apple cobbler

Stuck at home again today because of the storm? You can always pass the time by baking. This is a good pick because you probably have all of these ingredients in your pantry. (Assuming you stocked on apples before the hurricane.) And turning on the oven will help keep your house warm and cozy.

Here's the apple crisp I made a few weekends ago for brunch with my friend Jen and her boyfriend Andrew. (We also had individual huevos rancheros -- I'll be posting that recipe soon, and definitely keep an eye out for it because they were so fun.)

Apple Crisp
From The Complete Book of Desserts

  • 6 large tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons shortening or butter
Arrange apple slices in a greased baking dish. Pour orange juice and lemon juice over the apples.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over apples.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter. Sprinkle over apples.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until crust is crisp and golden.

Serve with whipped cream if you have it.


This is a fun old cookbook, by the way. I got it at the used book store by Eastern Market. If you haven't been, you really should. Books are in every crevice in the three-story shop. The owner sits behind the counter and calls out (to no one in particular) where every genre can be found in the store. It's quite the shopping experience.

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