On Thursday I visited the newest farmers market in Washington DC, right by the White House. In fact Michelle Obama was instrumental in opening this new market at Vermont NW and H Street. It offers diverse selections: from organic milk to all sorts of fruits and veggies, buffalo meat, baked goods, and hand spun & dyed yarns. And, of course there were fantastic apples. This week’s selection from the “Sweet Melissa Baking Book” is Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble and it calls for a combination of at least 4 different types of apples. Well, this new farmers market came through:
My selection included Jonathan, Empire, Rome and MacIntosh. But I was also shopping for great vegetables:
It is absolutely necessary to consume lots of vegetables if you are cooking from a dessert cookbook once a week!
The recipe is so simple. Even making the crisp topping is easy. You melt the butter and then combine it with the rest of the topping ingredients. The apples are sliced, mixed with sugar and some spice, piled in the pan and covered with the crisp mixture. Easy!!
I selected my newest baking dish:
This dish is from a potter, Jan Fairhurst. I discovered Jan at an antique show in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY this past summer and her work can be found on Etsy. The dish is remarkably light, not heavy like many ceramic pieces. And apple crisp looks delicious in the pale green pan.
You can find the recipe at Cooking with Christine. Thanks Christine, for picking the perfect recipe for the start of autumn. Everyone should head to the local markets and find some freshly picked apples and make this dessert. Your house will smell sooo good!
Just a note, I hope these links work! My computer skills are improving but may still need some work!