An Abundance of A’s


I stumbled upon an gold mine in the back of my complex a few weeks ago.  Now, some might not consider this to be such a valuable resource, but I certainly do. Can you guess what it might be? I’ll give you a hint…one a day is said to keep the doctor away. Yep, it’s an apple tree!

As soon as I made my discovery my mind started getting carried away. Dreaming of sweet confections to bake, I first decided on baking a tart. Once you get the crust in order, the rest is very simple.To start I peel and dice the apples and place them in a bowl with a sprinkle of lemon juice to help keep them from oxidizing too quickly. I must say, apples right off the tree take much longer to turn brown but lemon juice will do the trick if you don’t happen to have a tree in your yard.
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To make the crumble I eyeballed about 3 table spoons of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of brown sugar flour and a stick of the all mighty butter. I pulsed it in the food processor so that it was loosely chunky before crumbling it over the top of the apples. I had some leftover crust so I sliced it thinly and layered it over the tart. It served no purpose except for looking cute. I baked it in the oven for about 30 minutes on 350F. The end result was great. I made this dish 3 times before exhausting the trees supply of apples and moving on to late harvest tomatoes!


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