Of Apples and Fields
In my Autumn Love post, the item garnering the most interest was Apple Crisp with Custard Sauce. It's not a new idea; a comment from Ireland mentioned that Apple Tart with Custard Sauce was a favourite.
I only enjoyed the combination recently. We invited friends over for dinner and I made apple crisp. There wasn't enough ice cream for everyone (and I don't like cold ice cream on warm crisp anyway), and I didn't have any whipping cream in the house. I did have some Bird's Custard Powder, so I prepared a custard sauce. The velvety vanilla sauce melded beautifully with cinnamon scented apples and toothy oatmeal crunch. So I made it again last night, this time preparing a Creme Anglaise for the sauce. So delicious either way. I've put the recipe on my other blog. Just click on the link.
Yesterday I made up a quadruple batch of crisp topping. I'm planning on keeping it in the freezer to pull out for quick desserts. There are a lot more apples in the garage and other fruit in the freezer. Doesn't everyone like a crisp or crumble?
On Sunday we were out at Woodwynn Farms with Little Miss A in tow. Her parents are enjoying the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, but we get to enjoy Big Hugs and Giggles. She's a fearless little girl, marching off across a great field to see what she can see.
You can see that our trees are mostly still green. We need rain, but for now, we enjoy abundant sunshine.
And when someone gets tired of marching across a big field, plunking down in the tall grass for a little rest is just the ticket.
Today I'm running errands and beginning Thanksgiving preparations. Turkey and all the trimmings. Do you prefer Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving - or something else?