Wednesday, 22 October 2008

I Love: Tree Fruits

At this time of year its all about apples! The girls prefer Granny Smith, I love Ambrosia (and Fuji) and H likes a good Gala, so we often have 3 types of apples in the fridge! Best thing to do with them is Apple Crumble and Custard (or Ice cream)!
Apple Crumble
Serves 4

2 Tart Apples – eg Granny Smith, peeled, cored and chopped in 1 cm square
½ C unsweetened Applesauce
1 Dessert Apple – eg Ambrosia, Gala, Cameo, peeled, cored and chopped as Tart Apple
½ T Cloves
½ C Flour – Plain or Whole Wheat Pastry or combination
1 t Baking Powder
½ t Cinnamon
¼ C Brown Sugar
½ C Rolled Oats
¼ C Margarine
1 T Applesauce

Cook your Tart Apples by placing in a pot and just covering with water. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Mix the cooked tart apples, the applesauce, dessert apple and cloves and place in the bottom of a deep oven proof baking dish.
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and oats. Rub in the margarine and applesauce to a breadcrumbs consistency. Spoon on top of the apple mixture.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes until top nicely browned and apple mixture bubbling.
Serve with custard, ice cream or soy creamer.
I also love you, pears and nashi, so don't feel left out. You just cost more so I don't buy you as often.

In Summer I must admit to being in love with fresh cherries! Peaches, nectarines and apricots I enjoy, but those cherries.... This year the Okanagan (where our stone fruit comes from here in BC) had a not so hot growing season so the prices for these were all really high, so they were definitely a treat. My cousins in the UK (Faversham in Kent - Hi Sue) have a cherry tree in their back yard and I remember being there in cherry season one summer a few (well quite a few now as it was pre children) years back and stuffing myself silly. Good times.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Yummmmmm...I am in love with apples! I love going to the orchard and I have a ton of apples as a result! I will be making your recipe soon!