Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Apple Crunch (Kid-Friendly) - Guest Post - Debbie Baker Taylor


This is the second guest post by my daughter in the last few weeks...call me partial...=)

Tickled that she's sharing a recipe my 8-yr old granddaughter, Claira, has made a couple of times already...

Take it away Sis.... 


Debbie Taylor has been blogging since 2006.  She has always loved to read and write, and prefers to use purple ink and college ruled paper.  She is a busy wife & mom, and works part-time at a pregnancy center, educating women about relationship choices.  She writes passionately about abortion, adoption, natural living, and growing in her relationship with Christ.  She hates washing dishes and finds herself on the "martha" side more than she would like.  But she is finding Grace and Glory in a Messy Life and enjoys every cup of coffee she can get!

Apple Crunch
This is the first recipe that my 8 year old daughter begged to make.  In fact, she met me at the front door asking if we could make "THIS" recipe before I even got inside our house!  After making it a couple of times, we have modified it as the original recipe was EXTREMELY sweet.  We also found that adding a little nutmeg really made this recipe AMAZING!

Apple Crunch
  • 6 golden delicious apples, cored, peeled, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, not softened
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 8" square pan with cooking spray.
  2. Layer apple slices in bottom of pan. Sprinkle sugar over apples and top with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In medium sized bowl, blend flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter using a fork or pastry blender. Blend until a small-sized "crumb" appears. Cover apples with flour mixture.
  4. Bake 1 hour. Allow to cool slightly.
  5. Best served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
This is a VERY simple recipe and we have adjusted it a few times without any difficulty.  We topped ours with frozen vanilla whipped topping so it was like ice cream!

Note: The original recipe called for 2/3 cup PACKED brown sugar, and when we used golden delicious apples it was almost too sweet to enjoy.

My daughter was able to do EVERYTHING herself except for peeling & chopping the apples. That made this a really good team recipe for us to work through together. I've wondered about adding some old fashioned oats to the topping mixture for a little crunch, but haven't tried it yet. lol




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