Peach Crisp

Yum!  That’s all I have to say.

4-5 peaches, sliced or two can peach slices, drained
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal (I use the quick-cooking kind.)
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup butter

Place peaches in a 9×9 baking dish. Mix everything else and drop onto peaches. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, or whipped heavy cream sweetened with a bit of brown sugar.

Pear-Blueberry Variation:

3-4 very ripe unpeeled pears, cored and cut into 1/2″ pieces
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

Substitute pears and blueberries for the peaches. If pears are very ripe, reduce brown sugar to 1 cup.

Faye’s Oatmeal Cake

We worked with Faye for many years, and she is a great cook and wonderful person.

1 1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup oatmeal (I use McCann’s quick cooking.)

Mix and let sit a while.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs

Cream butter and sugar together in a big bowl, and add eggs and oatmeal. Stir well.

1 1/2 cup flour
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup pecans

Blend all but pecans in a bowl, and fold into butter mixture. Turn out into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Spread topping over while it’s still warm, and sprinkle with 1 cup pecans.  Set under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.

Topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 white sugar
6 Tbsp butter
1 cup coconut
1/4 cup cream
1 tsp vanilla

Cook sugars and butter in a pan for a few minutes until sugar is dissolved. Add coconut and cream and cook a couple more minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Apple Pan Dowdy

Okay, so I found this recipe and had to make it because I have always loved the song “Shoe-Fly Pie” (and Apple Pan Dowdy, make your eyes light up, your tummy say howdy!)  Here’s a link to Dinah Shore singing it.

But it turns out that it’s really good, and even better with ice cream on top!

4 1/2 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples, placed in a 9 x 12 baking dish

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup apple cider (or water)

Mix in a saucepan and cook for a few minutes until it’s thickened a bit. Remove from heat and add:

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp butter
Sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg

Pour over apples.

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp baking powder
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk

Blend dry ingredients, cut in butter until crumbly. Add milk and gently blend. Drop by the spoonful onto apples. Smooth it out a bit so it’s more evenly distributed.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Apple Cake

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup softened butter

Blend until very smooth.

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves

Blend together and add gently to butter sugar mix.

2 cups apples, peeled, cored and diced.

Add apples to rest and turn out into an 8×8 baking dish. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes.