Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Oma's Apple Crisp {with Cranberries and Orange Glaze}

Happy Autumn! I just love it! Don't you? As much fun as the other seasons are, Autumn is my favorite. To me, it is more of a time of reflection than that of the New Year. Maybe it is the change that happens in our surroundings. The leaves, the early sunsets, the cooler evening air and everything else that comes with the new season.

Isn't it good to know that God has His watchful eye on us? In fact if you are broken, He is even more attentive to YOU! "What I care for are humble, broken creatures, who stand in awe of all I say" Isaiah 66:2. He is watching over us because we are so precious and important to Him. "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him." 2 Chronicles 16:9 If you are loving Him and seeking Him...He WILL strengthen you if you humbly acknowledge His place in your life. {A humble person will recognize she is destitute without God}

Today, on the first day of Autumn, I pray that YOU will receive God's grace that is extended to YOU...knowing and being confident that His grace will never end!
{Based on a reading from Cynthia Heald}

Oma’s Apple Crisp {with Cranberries and Orange Glaze}
Adapted from good ole’ Betty Crocker

4 medium baking apples, peeled, cut, cored and sliced into thin “slivers”
Juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1 orange {reserve a bit for your orange glaze}
½ cup cranberries

Mix all together and pour into 9 inch deep pie pan

¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup flour {I use ½ wheat and 1/2 white from Costco}
½ cup rolled oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
Mix together until crumbly. Pat on top of apple mixture in pan and then take a fork and poke it up and down until some of the mixture is in the apples.
Bake @ 375 for 35 minutes or until apples are soft and topping is golden brown.

Orange Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
A bit of orange zest

Mix all ingredients together until "drizzly"
Drizzle on top of warm apple crisp...

Must be enjoyed after a chilly Autumn walk, warm shower, cozy jammies, hot tea and candle light and family, of course!

Happy Autumn!

Shared with: comfy in the kitchen

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