Thursday, September 17, 2009

7 Granny Smith Apple Delight

They say 7 is a lucky number, and for me and the BodyGuard tonight, 7 was lucky indeed!
I had 7 small Granny Smith apples in the frig that remained from a big bag of apples. I really didn't want them to sit lonely in the frig anymore so I decided to mix up an apple delight.

Now, I know most people take a pic of the complete dish, but by the time I went to grab the camera, I turned around and Body Guard had his first bowl of it, with seconds to follow and I couldn't wait to taste it myself. So, pardon the half-eaten dish! ;)
This is what empty nest does to ya!

This is what I did.

Preheated the oven to 350. In the interim, I peeled 7 small Granny Smith apples and cut up into medium to large chunks. No food processor here, just plain ole' kitchen knife.....LOL

Then I set them aside a second to start another bowl. In this bowl, I put 1 and 1/4 cup of milk, 1 cup of self-rising flour, and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 3/4 cup of light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of Watkins Pure Vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon. I mixed this. The mixture will be lumpy, so all OCD people don't get upset with it, cause lumps will be there! LOL

Then get a large casserole dish. Place 1 stick of butter in it and put in the microwave for about 1 minute, till melted.

When melted, take out of microwave. Then, pour the flour mixture directly in the middle of the butter. Do not mix. Warning, it will look lumpy and alot of butter.

This is the fun part. Then, with your hand grab the apple chunks and plop them down into the casserole dish on top of the mixture.

In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of pecans, and 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon.
Mix well with your hands, like making biscuits......
then sprinkle heavily all on top of the apples.

Put in the oven for about 40 minutes, give or take.

Serve with ice cream or Cool Whip and dream about the Fall leaves changing this year! ;)

Caution: don't turn around for one minute as all family members will be dishing this out quickly......or those that love apples and pecans.........



  1. O*M*GOSH this sounds so yummy!!! Apples...must get apples! :o))

  2. Last night I made the Pioneer Woman's recipe for Apple Cake with my Granny Smith apples. Not great but okay. Your recipe sounds yummy.

  3. Last night I made the Pioneer Woman's recipe for Apple Cake with my Granny Smith apples. Not great but okay. Your recipe sounds yummy.

  4. Oh, I"m surprised as her recipes always look so yummy in the pics. I have tried a few of hers. My favorite was the Chicken Salad one.

  5. Thanks for the recipe Jennifer! I have a tree that produces tons of apples so I am always looking for something new to do with them.


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