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Nostalgic Apple Crisp

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My mom’s a great cook, but she’s never baked all that often. Exceptions: microwave brownies (remember those?? I don’t know where they went; they probably quietly decided that they are more hazardous than your average baked good or something), birthday cakes made from boxed mixes and decorated awesomely according to request (my favourite year was when she made me a sheet cake decorated to look like a map of the world!), cookies from a mix, and apple crisp. So at least several times a winter/fall, I try to recreate her apple crisp. The only real difference is that I tend to leave the peel on, and I use different margarine. But otherwise I’m transported back twenty years ago, to watching my amazing playwright mother throw this together, with a cigarette and the eighth cup of coffee of the day on the go. And the apartment would start to fill with the aroma of baking apples and I’d get so excited about apple crisp on the way! The crust was always the best part, and I’ve never quite been able to replicate how she makes it. It’s just margarine, flour, brown sugar, and oats, and it’s best when it’s part crispy, part crumbly, and part soggy. Fantastic!


Written by phdelicious

November 13, 2010 at 1:57 am

Posted in Baking

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  1. That apple crisp looks like the joint!


    November 16, 2010 at 5:53 am

  2. If I had to choose the ultimate comfort food, apple crisp would be it!


    November 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm

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