This week our nation celebrated the 4th of July, and this is a perfect treat to share, not only on the 4th of July but all year through!

Today is a day I celebrate my freedom.

Today I am proud to be American.

Today I am thankful for ALL our service men and women.

Today is about freedom, faith, family and friends.


Today I am sharing my ALL AMERICAN APPLE CRISP.

1 C. flour

3/4 C. quick oats

1 C. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 C. margarine, softened

3 Lg. tart apples, peeled and sliced thin.

1/2 C. brown sugar

1/2 C. sugar

2 TBSP. corn starch

1 C. water

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together the first 5 ingredients until you have course crumbs.

Press 1/2 crumbs into a lightly sprayed 9-inch baking dish. Then place thin sliced apples in rows over top. Set aside while you mix the rest of the ingredient’s in a sauce pan. Cook on med. heat until thickens. Pour over apples. Top with the remaining half of the crumbs.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Tastes great warm or cooled.

God bless America!



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