The first crumble I made was a recipe that came out of an old copy of Madame Benoit’s Microwave Cook Book. It was simple and delicious, and made my 13-year-old heart sing! Who knew that desserts could be so easy to make?! Needless to say, I was hooked.
You wouldn’t know it by looking through my recipe index, but crisps hold a special place in my heart. They’re pretty much the first thing I taught myself to bake (this is going back to when I was still a kid). I’d go out to our yard, pick the apples from our tree, and head to the kitchen to bake up what became my “famous” apple crisp… I guess that’s about when I caught the baking bug.
If you were around at the beginning of the year, you may remember my talking about all the cherries I had stashed in our freezer. We found them while cleaning out the chest freezer on New Year’s Eve (ya, we’re wild ones 😉). After stumbled upon them yet again, I decided enough was enough, and to finish them all off in one go.
I’m not a fan of halving pie crust recipes. I’ve found that, for me, the crusts never come out quite the same, and I have difficulty working with the reduced ingredients. For this reason, I always make the full recipe.
“It’s apple pies that make the menfolks’ mouths water. Pies made from apples like these.”
~ the Queen in “Snow White”