Memories of the Past - Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Fall is my favorite season. There is a smell in the air that is different from the other seasons. I was raised on a farm and we could appreciate all of the fresh vegetables directly from the garden. At this time of the year we would get ready for the winter. We would keep some vegetables for the winter months in a cool place. Also one of my favorite activity was going apple picking with my family. This was a tradition. We would pick bushels of apples. We would appreciate being outdoor, smelling the fresh air, looking at the gorgeous leaves that are so beautiful in the fall.

As soon as we would get back home we would start peeling tons of apples to prepare applesauce. One of my memories was seeing my mom at the kitchen table with big piles of apple peels in front of her on a piece of newspaper.

Beside preparing applesauce she would make a really good apple crisp. Mom only had few cookbooks and she was referring to The Five Roses Cookbook for recipes most of the time. As a matter of fact, this is the first cookbook I bought when I got married. At a very young age I spent hours reading this cookbook. What I did when she was preparing the apple crisp was steeling apples, directly from the bowl, that had just been sprinkled with sugar.

The past Saturday I went to the farmer's market and bought really good apples. I could not wait to be back home and prepare an apple crisp. On Tuesday night, my son Maxime, prepared the apple crisp with a little help from me. We had the most wonderful smell in the house and could not wait to taste it. It was so good and it brought back good memories of the past. He also took the pictures for my blog. There is no apple crisp left. I think we will be making another one before winter. It was nice to be able to spend time in the kitchen, with my son, and also to prepare a dessert that my mom was baking for us every Fall.

Recipe:
Apple Crisp from the Five Roses Cookbook

L'automne est ma saison préférée. Il y a une odeur dans l'air qui est différent des autres saisons. J'ai été élevé sur une ferme et nous avons pu apprécier les légumes frais directement du jardin. À cette époque de l'année, nous nous préparions pour l'hiver. Nous voulions garder certains légumes pour les mois d'hiver dans un endroit frais. Aussi l'une de mes activités préférées était d’aller cueillir des pommes avec ma famille. Cela a été une tradition. Nous ramassions beaucoup de pommes. Nous aimions être en plein air, sentir l'air frais tout en admirant les superbes feuilles qui sont si belles à l’automne.

Ma mère préparait de la compote de pommes et une croustade aux pommes délicieuses. Cette recette vient du fameux livre La Cuisine Five Roses. Que j’ai passé des heures à le lire. C’est mon 1ire livre de recettes que j’ai acheté lorsque je me suis mariée.

Samedi passé j’ai été au marché des fermiers et j’ai acheté de bonnes pommes. J’avais hâte de refaire cette recette de mon enfance. Mardi soir, mon fils Maxime, a préparé la fameuse croustade aux pommes. Quelle senteur dans la maison. Nous avons servi la croustade avec de la crème glacée à la vanille. Tout cela m’a remémoré de bons souvenirs. Mon fils à même photographié la croustade pour mon blog.

Maintenant il n’y a plus de croustade aux pommes dans la maison. Nous allons en faire une autre avant l’hiver. J’ai bien aimé passer du ton temps avec mon fils dans la cuisine et de faire un dessert que ma mère nous préparait dans mon jeune temps.

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  1. It seems like fall is the favorite season for a lot of people. I just love it. Nice crisp, I could have one right now.

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  2. Hmmm c'est bon!!! Ça me rappel tellement le Apfelkuchen que l'on peut manger au Chili!

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  3. Yeah! I have tons of apples that we picked from out tree...this sounds so good! My mom used to make this for us when we were little and you reminded me of just how lovely apple crisp can be...not just the taste but the smell in your house when making it! thanks!

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  4. Ahh, one of my favourite and easiest ways to enjoy apples.

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  5. This is such a homey dish Helene. Thanks for sharing your childhood memories with us:D

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  6. Fall finally arrived TODAY here in Southern California. Until now it has been about 88 degrees. Nice, cool, crisp morning today, however!

    I love a good apple crisp, and yours looks quite delicious. You must have so many great stories about growing up on a farm!

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  7. fall is my favorite season too. i'm afraid I might not get much of a fall out here in SoCal. apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts. this looks lovely.

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  8. Definitely one of the best ways to enjoy the fall crop of apples. Great photo!

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  9. your house must have had a wonderful scent for several days at least! that's wonderful your son shares your passion for cooking, all my kids like to cook too. Cooked apples brings on a wonderful taste memory just like sauteed onions!

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  10. I absolutely love fall foods and this apple crisp looks delightful!

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  11. Fall is definitely my favorite season and apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts. I haven't gone apple picking but we bought a whole bunch of apples at the farmer's market, this will certainly be one of the desserts I manke with them. :)

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  12. oh fall is my favorite too. and your story about your memories of apples really rang true to me.

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  13. I adore fall, apples and good memories and of course a wonderful apple crisp to go with it all.

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  14. This is such a perfect picture of comfort food at its best. This is my favorite way to enjoy crispy, juicy apples. I add the ice cream and I do add a slice of extra sharp cheddar.

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  15. I love fall too...& food with memories makes everything so much more delicious. What a beautiful crisp Helene; I'm ready to dive in!!

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  16. hummmmmm!

    Plusieurs recettes d'automne j'espere :)

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  17. That was a wonderful post, I really feel like it gave me a flavour of your childhood :)

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  18. This is perfect for today! I have so many apples from the mountains that I need to use up. YUM!

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  19. Apple crisp is one of my favorite things! Yours looks lovely.

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  20. apple crisp (with a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream, of course) is one of my favorite desserts. yours looks absolutely phenomenal. :)

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  21. The apple crisp looks delicious! And how nice that you're able to share your love of food (and food blogging!) with your son.=)

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  22. I love when there are more apples than crisp and you kept the balance beautifully.

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  23. Oh, avaec de la glace a la vanille c'est un vrai péché mignon ce crumble (si je peux l'appeler ainsi)
    Bonne journée!

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  24. Such precious memories! I love when food relates to childhood, it's always nice to see what memories it brings back. That apple crisp looks delicious and yes, fall is all about apples (and walnuts) for me too.

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  25. Yes fall is my total fave too... something very sexy about it.. the sweaters, hats, gloves, boots, and al that girly stuff i love! I want to jump through this and eat that right now! But i'm so so so restricted from eating sweets for like 6 weeks and it's killing me!! Won't you save some for me until after I get that great news!??!! :) Thanks for love Helene!

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  26. The smell of baking apple pie or crisp is nostalgic for me as well.

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  27. The aroma of apples cooking is absolutely intoxicating. I love old-fashioned deserts like this crisp -- it absolutely says Fall to me!

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  28. That looks amazingly yummy, thanks for sharing such a beautiful recipe.

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  29. Your apple crisp looks absolutely perfect.

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  30. That apple crisp with the melting vanilla ice cream looks so good! Apple crisp is one of my all time favorite desserts.

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  31. Oh, I share your love of the fall. ANd nothing reminds me of fall more than pumpkins and apples. This is the perfect fall dessert--the kind that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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  32. This sounds like the perfect treat right about now... It looks so delicious!

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  33. This recipe brings back happy memories of when we lived in Upstate New York. It's not particularly Autumnal here yet in South Carolina.

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  34. I love apples, so I definitely say 'Yes,please!' to this :)

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  35. Where's the recipe? There doesn't seem to be a link.

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