I have never been a big fruit for dessert kind of girl. If I am going to have pie (or cake, or ice cream) I want it to be from the chocolate family. I won’t even eat white cake – if it’s not chocolate, it’s not worth the calories to me!
So, when I married my husband, I was taken aback when he didn’t share my love of all things chocolate. Now he likes chocolate, but he will choose to have fruit ice cream, pie and likes white cake! He is weird.
We were married in the Fall, so our first holiday together was Thanksgiving. I soon came to understand that there is a reason why he loves fruit desserts – so do his parents! His Mom makes a fabulous Apple Crunch, which has become a staple at all Thanksgiving meals in my family.
8 medium size apples – any kind will work, though tart apples have the best flavor when baked
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. water
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. Earth Balance Spread
1/2 C. chopped pecans
Wash and peel apples. Slice thin into a buttered baking dish.
Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Sprinkle over apple slices, then add water.
Sift flour and mix with brown sugar; cut in butter.
Add pecans, then spread mixture over apples.
Bake at 400 for 20 minutes; turn heat down to 350 and bake for 25 minutes longer.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!