We didn’t have much of a summer here in Northern BC. The temperatures were well below average and the rain fall well above. We tried to appreciate the hot, sunny days we had, but they were few and far between. Now that we’re in September, I can stop moaning about the lost summer and look forward to crisp and colourful autumn days. This week on the RWW Blog Hop, Clair Brett asks:
What is your favorite fall go to comfort food. Why is this your favorite?
If you joined me from A.S. Fenichel, welcome!
I use my slow cooker all year long, but fall is often when it starts to get a really good work out. Stews, chilis, and soups are all wonderful autumn meals. Since I’ve shared a lot of those recipes already, I thought I’d offer something different this week – my favourite fall dessert.
You may know it by a different name, but we call this recipe Apple Betty. You can use fresh apples (always plentiful at this time of year) but I usually use home-canned, provided by my mother. That's one of the reasons it is a favourite - it is a family recipe using family-fresh ingredients. And it is SUPER EASY for this non-baker!
2.5 to 3 cups apples (one large canning jar)
Sugar, cinnamon, butter
Pour apples into greased loaf pan. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Drop pats of butter (about 5 teaspoons) randomly on top.
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
2/3 cup butter
Mix above three ingredients together to form clumpy mixture. Spread over top of apples.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350. Best served hot with ice cream!
In my upcoming release, AFTER WORDS, Leeza likes to bake when she is stressed. Apple Betty is one of the treats she makes. You can do what she did, too – let it cool after baking, wrap it up well and freeze it. Then just take it out and reheat when you need it.
Now, head on over to the instigator of this week’s hop, Clair Brett to see what recipe she has chosen to share.
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