This article is my submission to the blog challenge (to post my favorite recipe handed down from my mom) sponsored by Bonnie, CWO's monthly columnist for Bonnie's Kitchen.
My mother-in-law and I are different in some ways and alike in other ways, just as with my blood relatives, but I've always appreciated her. She is more skilled in the home arts arena than my own mother, so I've learned a lot from her over these past fifteen years. Early on in our marriage, my husband asked me to get this recipe from her:
Apple Betty5 - 7 apples
1/4 orange juice, apple juice, or water
3/4 stick margarine
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Peel and slice apples into dish. Pour juice over apples. Mix together other ingredients until crumbly (with fork or pastry blender). Pour over apples.
Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
I like this recipe because it's one for which I generally have all the ingredients on hand. It's easy to make, and it's really delicious. The recipe card is written in her own hand, so each time I make it, it reminds me of her and the legacy she has passed on from her family to ours including faith, the importance of family, and the joy of feeding them well.
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