Autumn Arrives

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
— Albert Camus

Don’t you just enjoy the beauty and graciousness of Autumn? A time where the world is painted in a myriad of colors. The air actually changes and becomes crisp. There is the smell of leaves, cider, bonfires and chrysanthemums. Sparkling dragonflies with gauzy wings buzz through the air with the last of the bees. The world is golden.

Apples for Pie

Apples for Pie

Yesterday on the first day of this glorious season I picked my first bunch of apples of the year. There were enough ripe to make a pie, a sugary sweet, cinnamon apple pie with crumble topping. I don’t have a picture of the pie, it disappeared before I had a chance to take one.

Here is the recipe:

8-10 medium apples peeled, cored and sliced
Approx. 1 1/2  c. sugar
2 tbsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. flour
1 fresh pie crust

Crumble Topping

1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. light brown sugar
4 Tbsp. soft butter
2 tsp. cinnamon

Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and flour in a large mixing bowl until coated. Put the pie crust in a pie pan and pour the apples in. Dot the top with butter.  Cover with crumble topping pressing down lightly. Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream.  Enjoy!

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