apple of my eye

Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow we have a two-fer post for you today! You know, since we’ll be busy cooking and eating for T-day… Have a turkey of a time with your loved ones! Gobble gobble!

bopple sliced apples pentagon shaped well done

T-day is finally here! So so excited! If you’ re not on top of your game and haven’t made or purchased an assortment of pies and other desserts, these easy apple recipes might be for you! Quick to prepare and you’ve got a yummy apple treat to share with your loved ones… We’ve got Jane’s Apple Galette and Jessica’s Apple Pear Crisp. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream for serving a la mode!

cinnamon-y apple goodness

apple galette
printer-friendly recipe
serves: 4-6

1 1/2 pounds apples, cut into thin slices (3-4)
1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Favorite pie crust or pate brisee (store-bought or homemade)
2 tablespoons butter, diced into small pieces
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt until thoroughly coated. I find that a spatula works best for this. Roll out the pie crust onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the pie crust with the apples, leaving about 1 1/2 inches clear around the edges. (You can fan out the apple slices in a pretty pattern, or go more “rustic” like I did.) Fold over the edges of the dough pleating the sides. Brush the pie crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle a little more sugar on top of the crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and the apples are tender. Serve warm.


apple pear crisp
printer-friendly version
serves: 8

5 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
5 cups pears, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place apples and pears in an even later at the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ pan. Mix together the white sugar, one tablespoon of flour, and cinnamon then sprinkle over the fruit. Pour the water into the pan. Add the rest of the ingredients together and combine well. Crumble it evenly over the sugared fruit mixture. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

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