This is the time of the year we all have lots of apples on hand. Seems like apples were the most popular fruit in many homes years ago as they could be grown on most farms and on town lots. This is a recipe which Alice Grinager (neighbor of Cleo's) and Grandma Cleo always made each fall and winter ... So let's call it:
ALEO'S APPLE DESSERT
(for Alice and Cleo)
1/2 cup butter
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal.
Press half of this into a 9" by 13" pan.
1 cup sugar
3 Tblsp. cornstarch
1 cup water
Cook until thick and add 1 tsp. vanilla, a pinch of salt and a few drops of red food coloring. Slice 6 apples and add to cooked mixture and spread over the crumb layer. Then cover with the remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Good warm ... and with Cool Whip or ice cream, too. Enjoy!
Now, to give the kids a nice holiday treat, I will include another seasonal recipe.
Thanksgiving Gobble Turkeys
(for the kiddies!)
1/4 cup margarine
4 cup mini-marshmallows
6 cup Rice Krispies
Melt margarine. Add marshmallows and stir to melt. Add cereal. Cool 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, twist Oreos apart. Butter hands. Make 1-1/2 inch balls from the cereal mixture.
Frost empty Oreo halves. Press 3 candy corns in the shape of a fan. Add a little frosting and stick a cereal ball in the center of the cookie half with the candy corn.
Frost the rest of the cookie halves and put on the bottoms of the cereal balls. (One half of the Oreo forms the base of the turkey and the other is the back of a turkey, and the cereal ball IS the turkey.)
Now put a dab of frosting on a candy corn and stick it on the ball of cereal to make the turkey's head.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!