So first, I have to apologize for being so remise about posting lately.  I’ll save the excuses and just say that I’m back on track and have a few posts lined up for you.  As a peace offering, here is a recipe that my family has used for years that is simple, but delicious.  I can’t even explain to you the warm fruit and crispy topping all coming together with a tangy….well, yummm.  Other than the apples, everything else is basically sitting in your pantry, so what are you waiting for?

5-6 Granny Smith Apples, pealed and sliced
1/4 c. Orange Juice

1 c. Sugar
3/4 c. Flour
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
pinch Salt
1/2 C. Cold Butter, cut into smaller chunks

Preheat the oven to 375F.  Place the apples in a 9×9 pan, pouring the juice over the top.  In a separate bowl, add all the remaining ingredients except for the butter.  Then, using a fork or pastry cutter, cut in the butter to the mixture until it looks like crumbs.  Pour over the top of the apples and bake for 45 min – 1hr 15 min, or until the top is golden and the apples are bubbling up underneath.  Top with vanilla bean ice cream.