A rhythm of home

Pie apples

Bonnie has 4 old apple trees in the side yard.

Two red and one green.

She sent me home with a bagful 

So I made pie.

Joe likes apple crisp...

But I was longing for pie.

Here is the Apple Crisp recipe that we have used since I was a little girl.

It was published in a New York Times cookbook many, many years ago.

6 tart apples 

1 cup of sugar

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp lemon juice

3/4 cup sifted flour

1/8 tsp salt

6 TBSP butter

1/4 cup chopped nuts

Whipped cream or ice cream

1). Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2). Peel, core and slice apples into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup sugar, the spices, and the lemon juice. Mix lightly and pour into a buttered casserole.

3). Blend the remaining sugar, flour, salt and butter to a crumbly consistency. Add the nuts and sprinkle over the top of the apples. Bake 45 minutes, or until the apples are tender sun the crust is nicely browned. Serve with whipped cream or ice-cream.

Now....here are the changes that I make.

I always use macIntosh apples and I never use the lemon juice. MacIntosh apples bake up softer and they are both sweet and just a bit sour so they don’t need the lemon juice.

I use white sugar in with the apples and brown sugar in the crust.

And...I never use the nuts. I think that is because I ate this as a child and we didn’t like nuts back then.

They would probably taste good now... but it wouldn’t be the same. 

I use coffee ice-cream but vanilla would work as well. 



Monday: potato and tomato soup with fresh sage, salad, fresh bread

Tuesday: Tuna loony casserole

Wednesday: Tuscan beans with sage, brown basmati rice

Thursday: beef stew in the crock-pot, rolls

Friday: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans

Saturday: leftovers

Sunday: roast chicken, winter squash casserole, peas

pumpkin bread

Apple pie

Apple cake

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  1. One of the things I miss most (other than family and friends) about the Pacific NW is being able tp pick fruit, such as apples, for homemade recipes. It's a lot harder to do this in Texas! The recipes sound delicious!


  2. Apple pie is a fall favorite in my house as well. Home made is always best. xo Kathleen Our Hopeful Home

  3. How lovely your friend shared her apples with you! Your pie looks wonderful. I think coffee ice cream would be lovely with it, Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care, stay well, and I wish you a wonderful week!


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