Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Apple Bake

I was in Middlebury, VT, on Saturday so I took the opportunity to stop at the Middlebury Co-op, one of my all time favorite places to shop.

I was thrilled to find Northern Spy apples--an old time variety that is hard to find anymore.  I love, love, love them for baking.  They soften, but hold their shape. They have a crisp tartness that keeps a pie from being too sicky-sweet.  I snatched some up even though I had really gone in just to get myself a smoothie for lunch.

I didn't make a pie though.  I made Apple Bake, which is even easier than pie.

Apple Bake

6 to 8 apples, peeled and sliced   (My apples were so big, I used three and had plenty)
2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Mix these three ingredients together and put in a pie dish.

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 stick of butter, melted

Mix these four ingredients in a bowl until it is goopy (Highly technical cooking term).
Plop (another technical cooking term) spoonfuls of the mixture onto the apples.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes.

It is really yum.  Now I will have to get myself back to Middlebury to get more apples for a real pie.


  1. Sounds yummy -- another culinary definition!!

  2. You know, even with all those technical terms, I think I can and will make that. Thanks.

  3. Easy enough for even me! If you had used any high-falutin terms, I'd have thought I couldn't do it!

  4. Oh, Olga.
    ....with pour cream!
    ....or eggy vanilla ice cream on top!
    Be still my heart.

    I'm always ready to take a relatively healthy dish and unhealth it up...

  5. Goopy and Plop! My way of cooking:) Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. Wow, I love simple recipes and will have to try this one.
    Not sure I can find your apples, though.

  7. Northern spy, I haven't heard that term since I was a kid. My mother would search the local orchards for them for baking, for the very same reasons you listed. I haven't had a decent piece of apple pie since I was a kid either.

  8. Sounds yummy! I will have to try your goopy Apple Bake. lol . It sounds similar to my mama's apple crisp which was crunchy on top with tart apples inside.

  9. This is a perfect recipe for Amara and I to bake together -- and she, too will love all of your technical terms! Grampy will demand ice cream. Thanks!


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