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Here I am coming to you from “just over the hilltop” with two apple crisp recipes. Recently our daughter, Kate, requested the recipe that I used at the diner. It was another popular dessert year round and I just made it this morning for the Writers’ Group meeting this evening. The house has the scent of spices and cooked apples. Wonderful.

Apple Crisp

Place 4-5 cups of peeled and sliced apples (your choice though I usually use Macintosh) in a greased 13 x 9 glass pan. Of course if you have another preferred baking dish, by all means use it.

In a medium bowl mix ¾ cup brown sugar, ½ cup flour, ½ cup oats, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon and ¾ teaspoon nutmeg. Cut into the mixture 1/3 cup butter. Spread over the apples and bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 33-35 minutes.

This is really great served warm with ice cream.

My Mom’s Apple Crisp Recipe

My Mom gave me this second recipe a few years ago, which is also very good. She uses an 8 inch square pan and butters the bottom. Then put in the peeled and cut apples (about 4 cups). Sprinkle 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon salt, and about ¼ cup water over the apples (less water if the apples are juicy).

In another bowl mix ¾ cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and cut in 1/3 cup butter. Spread over the apples.

Bake in preheated oven of 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Both recipes are delicious and maybe we should have an apple-crisp-fest at some future date. I would like to try and find more favorite family recipes from readers. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful harvest season and an apple crisp. Sharon