Crumble recipe was apple of reader's eye


June 08, 1994|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,Sun Staff Writer

A homey apple crumble could add some pleasing variety to your dinner menu.

Wanda Moran of Baltimore wrote that she wanted a recipe that she had prepared in home economics class in high school which was called "apple crumble." "I attended General John Stricker Jr. High School and this would have been around 1973. I have tried various apple betty recipes but they do not compare," she wrote.

Cindi Lubreski Young of Lutherville attended the same school from 1969 to 1972 and she sent her recipe for apple crumble which she too made in her home economics class.

Young's apple crumble

L 2 tart apples, washed, dried, cored, pared and sliced thinly

2 tablespoons water

1/3 cup flour sifted

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In mixing bowl, work together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture is crumbly. Put prepared apples in a greased baking dish and sprinkle with the water, then put the cinnamon mix over the apples and bake for 30 minutes.

L Amy Dickman responded with a recipe she calls "apple crisp."

"The recipe I have came from my home economics class at Old Court Middle School in 1988," she wrote.

7+ "I hope it is what she is looking for."

Dickman's apple crisp

4 to 5 medium sized apples

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

5 tablespoons ( 1/3 cup) butter or margarine, softened

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Core apples and cut into cubes or small slices. Set apples aside in the 2-quart casserole or deep dish you will be baking in.

Pour lemon juice over apples and mix. In a small mixing bowl combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over apples, mixing thoroughly.

FOR TOPPING: In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and butter or margarine. Use a pastry cutter, a knife or your hands to cut ingredients together until crumbs form.

Sprinkle evenly over the apples and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Recipe requests

* Pearl M. Sherling of Baltimore wants a recipe for Derby pie similar to the one she had at Ladew Topiary Gardens.

* Gladys A. Field of Bend, Ore., has lost her recipe for "a delicious white cake using Bing cherries which was in the American Home magazine sometime between 1957 and 1963. I think the cherries were used on top and as a filler between layers," she wrote.

* Betty Shaffer of Bel Air would like to have a recipe for white chocolate lemon tart.

* L. Patchan of District Heights wants a recipe she had when she married in the 1940s. "It was called "Governor Dewey's applesauce cake" and I made it quite frequently but through the years the treasured recipe has disappeared," she wrote.

Chef Syglowski, with the help of chefs and students at the Baltimore International Culinary College, tested these recipes.

If you are looking for a recipe or can answer a request for a long-gone recipe, maybe we can help. Write to Ellen Hawks, Recipe Finder, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

If you send in more than one recipe, put each on a separate sheet of paper with your name, address and phone number. We will test the first 12 recipes sent to us.

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