Do you have a family recipe that means a lot to you? Is it something that is so simple, but you hold it near and dear to your heart because when you make it it floods your mind with memories of a special loved one? This apple crisp recipe is my special family recipe. It means so much, not because it’s so good, but because it’s my grandfather’s recipe and because he meant so much to me. Every time I pull that yellow handwritten recipe card out of my recipe box and hold his writing in my hand it makes me smile. I picture him right in the kitchen with me with his warm and kind smile and it brings me right back to my childhood, and sitting right at my grandparent’s kitchen table.
I can still see my grandfather in his flannel shirt and jeans at the sink with a towel draped over his shoulder washing dishes. My grandparent’s house was always (and still is) neat as a pin. If a dish was dirty, it didn’t sit in the sink very long before it was washed, rinsed, dried and put away, right back where it belonged. I was lucky enough to spend my summers and days when I was too sick to go to school at my grandparents house. If it was Fall, then there was a really good chance that I might get a little piece of apple crisp for dessert.
Grandpa’s Sweet Apple Crisp is full of fresh, juicy apple slices, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, flour, butter and love. It was always made for family. It wasn’t for show, and it wasn’t fancy. It was simple and it was good. Just like my grandpa. I believe he came up with this family favorite recipe by combining both of my great grandmother’s apple crisp recipes and trying it out a few different times until it was just right. My grandpa loved anything made with apples and was known for eating a little of this tasty dessert for breakfast with his coffee sometimes. I will admit, I’ve done that a few times myself!
I have my own Old Fashioned Apple Crisp recipe that I make quite often in the Fall, but I always make this one too. For me, it tastes like home. It’s the ultimate comfort food and now that I am grown and have children of my own, I want to share it with my family. This yummy apple crisp, yes…but the wonderful memories of my grandpa that go along with it is what I long to share the most. Even though he is no longer with us, the memories of him are alive in our hearts and our home.
If you are looking for a simple, delicious apple crisp recipe, I hope you’ll give this one a try! Maybe it will become a special treat for your family too!
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