Monday, November 28, 2022

Sometimes Monday ...

 ... is a day to underscore simplicity and deliciousness.

I made our traditional dishes for Thanksgiving - turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, crescent rolls, and pumpkin pie. Ryan wanted to bring something so he made apple crisp. We all had some after dinner (warmed with vanilla ice cream) and it was delicious. John and Justin had a lot of it for breakfast on Friday, and I opted for my traditional Pie for Breakfast. After dinner on Friday, I was going to have a piece of apple crisp, and there was only one tiny corner left in the whole 9 x 13 pan. Of course, I ate it. Justin asked if there was any more apple crisp, then John asked the same thing. They were both so dejected even though there was plenty of pie left over, it was clear I should make some apple crisp on Sunday. 

I used this recipe, it was delicious, and John and Justin were happy. I don't make very good pie crust (even though I've tried many, many times), but even I can bake apples and a crumble topping and make something delicious. Sometimes, simplicity is best. This one doesn't have any zest, nuts, coconut, or whiskey (although I did add extra cinnamon and nutmeg, and I might try this recipe for the topping next time.). We'll see if it lasts longer than 24 hours.

Never overlook the power of simplicity.
Robin S. Sharma


  1. That looks fabulous . . . and I'll bet it didn't last very long at all. XO

  2. As far as I'm concerned, apple crisp is one of the most perfect dishes -- it's good for any meal of the day, it's easy to make, and it's nearly impossible to mess up.

  3. Oh. Yum! Apple Crisp is one of my favorite things ever! :)

  4. Here's something weird about me: I would rather make an apple pie than apple crisp! That crumb topping feels like such a pain in the butt to me!

  5. I do love anything with apples in it!! That looks delicious :)

  6. Oh my, that look delicious! I love apple crisp, apple pie, apple brown betty...pretty much anything with apples in it!

    1. Apple crisp (pie, brown betty, crumble, etc.) may be the perfect dessert!

  7. Happy (after) Thanksgiving, Bonny! Kudos on those wonderful socks ... and if you switched up striped socks and hitchhikers, I wouldn't be too disappointed ;-) We had NO pie for Thanksgiving this year. I made Ina Garten's apple crisp (there is lemon AND orange zest, and I had to use the stand mixer for the topping ... it was all worth it) and with 7 of us, there were almost no leftovers. sigh. I hope we do better for Christmas.

  8. Warm apple crisp is one of our fall favorites. Isn't is almost like oatmeal with applesauce? My recipe is similar to your but doesn't call for vanilla. I will have to give this one a go and do a taste test. I have also used the topping over fresh tart cherries in the summer.


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