Monday, October 15, 2012

You Know It's Fall When ....

... apples, squash and pumpkins are in abundance at the farmers markets and orchard stands. Here is our Fall favorite:


Marlboro Crisp

preheat oven to 350 degrees
8 x 8, or 7 x 11 pan, well buttered 

3 to 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 TBLSP. flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. (or so) cinnamon
2 or 3 TBLSP. butter

Mix the dry ingredients together, add apples and stir together. Pour into prepared pan. Dot the top with the butter, broken up into bits.

Topping:
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt
2/3 cup flour
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted

A good quality vanilla ice cream

Stir together the dry ingredients, then add the butter and mix thoroughly with a large spoon. Spoon over the apples, but do not press the topping down. It will settle as it bakes. 
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes; increase heat to 375 degrees and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer; topping will be sizzly and golden brown. Let stand at least a half hour before serving. Serve in individual bowls with a scoop of ice cream on top.

A deeply delicious dessert for 6.