By Sinea Pies
Ever wonder where recipes first came from? Somebody had to think them up...but who? Apple Crisp is one of my favorite special dessert recipes -- and this one is particularly good --which got me to wondering about its origins.
Though the creator appears to be unknown, the first "siting" of an apple crisp recipe is 1924 when it was included in a cookbook called Everybody's Cook Book: A Comprehensive Manual of Home Cookery, by Isabel Ely Lord. It was also included in a newspaper article, again in 1924. Prior to that, nobody knows. That it is a superb dessert creation, everybody knows! It's a big favorite.
Preheat oven to 400°
Bake 40-60 minutes
Peel and slice approximately 5 cups apples
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup flour
Place apple slices in pan.
Mix other ingredients and crumble on top
Bake until bubbling
This absolutely delicious dessert is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You may want to double it, especially the topping. Be prepared, it won't last long! Just tonight our family went through almost a whole pan--it was doubled.