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Apple Crusty

March 19, 2011

A  family “must” for years when as children we went and stayed with one of our grandmothers.  Somehow, no other apple dish would do when we went to visit so she always complied.  But it was not easy since both grandmothers lived within 30 minutes, so my father was driving back and forth between the two homes most of the time we spent in Boston.  It is funny to look back when I make some of their recipes realizing that one of our grandmothers would make anything we wanted and the other would make exactly what she wanted.  It is funny now.


 Apple Crusty


  • 4-5 Apples, (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 3/4 C. Sugar
  • 1 t. Cinnamon
  • 1 t. Nutmeg
  • 1 T. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 C. Hot Water
  • 1 T. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 C. Flour
  • 1 t. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 2 T. Cold Butter
  • 1 Egg (beaten)


  1. Place apples in an 8″ or 9″ Sq. pan
  2. Blend sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and sprinkle over apples; dot with butter and pour lemon juice over the apples
  3. Pour the water over the apple mixture; Cover pan with foil
  4. Simmer over low heat until hot and bubbly
  5. Blend the dry ingredients in a bowl; cut in the cold butter; add the beaten egg; mix well (will be sticky
  6. Uncover apples; drop batter over the apple mixture
  7. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and let rest 5-10 minutes
  9. Serve warm with Irish Whiskey Cream or Ice Cream (optional)

 Whiskey Cream


  1. 1 C. Heavy Cream
  2. 1 t. Confectioner’s Sugar
  3. 3 T. Irish Whiskey


Whip the heavy cream in a bowl, then fold in the confectioner’s sugar and Irish whiskey.  Serve the cream at the table on individual servings.

(Serves 6-8)

Recipe from Margaret Cheney (adapted from the Boston Globe)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Recipe Chefs permalink
    March 26, 2011 11:03

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    • March 29, 2011 20:11

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