Favorite Appalachian Recipes- Apple Crunch

It’s tough to decide which recipes to post about but when I think of comfort food, a lot times my mother’s Apple Crunch comes to mind. It’s something I haven’t found a substitute for, no matter how many recipes I’ve tried, so here is the essentials. It’s crunchy, sweet and a bit tangy with the apples. I eat it straight, but you can top it with either whipped cream or ice cream. It’s the best apple dessert I’ve ever had.

3 tart/sweet apples, such as gala apples, peeled and sliced into thin slices

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 stick butter or margarine

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

a few sprinkles of water

Melt about 3 Tablespoons of butter and spread on bottom of jelly roll pan (or biscuit pan). Mix butter, sugar and sugar (crumbling butter and dry ingredients until it is crumbly but not lumpy). Spread slices of apples on the pan, top with cinnamon and then sugar/butter combination, sprinkle with water. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, til bubbly and browned. Serve warm. Serves about 8.

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