Cooking time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
â€¢ 2/3 c. sugar
â€¢ ½ tsp. cinnamon
â€¢ ¼ tsp. nutmeg
â€¢ 8 lg. tart apples, cored and thinly sliced (may or may not peel)
â€¢ 2 T. water
â€¢ 2 T. lemon juice
â€¢ 1 T. butter
COOKâ€™S TIP: Add a little flour, so the filling isnâ€™t too runny
â€¢ ½ c. firmly packed brown sugar
â€¢ ½ c. butter, softened
â€¢ 1 c. all-purpose flour
Filling: Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add apples; sprinkle on water and lemon juice. Toss until evenly coated. Spoon into a 9-inch, deep dish pie pan (without pastry). Dot with butter.
Crumb topping: Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add flour and stir until smooth. Sprinkle over apples. Bake 50-60 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings, about 375 calories each. May use cherries, peaches or apricots in place of apples.