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While reading the paper the other day I saw that the apple crop is starting to come in. It’s earlier than other years, but the quality of apples is much better. I present some apple desserts for your enjoyment and remember: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

Apple Pie in a Dish

In a 2 qt. saucepot, cook the following ingredients for 20 minutes:

4 cups Granny Smith apples

½ cup Apple Juice

¼ cup Brown Sugar

½ tsp. Cinnamon

¼ tsp. Nutmeg

¼ tsp. Allspice

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

2 tsp. Rum

To prepare you’ll need:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

2 cups Vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream

Use parfait glasses for a great presentation!

3 tsp. apple mixture

2 tsp. crumbs

Ice Cream

Chocolate Sauce

Nuts

Whipped Cream

Don’t mix – just layer – ENJOY!

Apple Crisp or Apple Pan Dowdy

Run your cube of butter or oleo over the bottom and sides of a 2 qt. casserole dish.

Pare and slice 6 or 7 apples (I like yellow delicious). As you slice, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on the apples throughout.

Topping: Mix in a separate bowl until crumbly:

¾ cup Flour

pinch Salt

½ tsp. Cinnamon

¼ tsp. Nutmeg

¼ cup reg. Sugar

¼ cup Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp. Oleo or Butter

Place crumbled topping over your apples.

Pour melted butter or oleo (about 2 Tbsp.) on top of the crumbled topping and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake at 350º for about 35 to 45 minutes. Check at 30 minutes because you don’t want it to burn; that will cause bitterness. If you use a glass (Pyrex) casserole dish use a 325º oven. Vanilla ice cream is great with this dessert served slightly warm.