October 11, 2013

AUTUMN APPLE BERRY CRUMBLE....The Sights and Smells of Autumn

Capture the beauty of Fall with pictures. Record your walks and travels while you explore new areas of the country. Walk with me......

Wouldn't it be lovely to have a "Soup Supper" outdoors in all of this colorful beauty? We could toss a few old quilts over the chairs and get cozy snuggling together as the sun sets!

"For this, we are blessed. The love of company.
The company of family and all the abundance of Autumn."
` Old Blessing

Do you gather leaves to take home? What a beautiful reminder of the season and the places you have been.....scatter them in your kitchen window or string them on a beautiful ribbon. What a sweet memory to accent your harvest home!

If you come across some bittersweet, gather a few branches and place them on your porch among the pumpkins. Beautiful simplicity!

"The woods are full of fairies. The sea is full of fish.
The trees are full of golden leaves, Let's  make an Autumn wish.
~ Unknown

Have a fireside cookout on a chilly Autumn night. Roast marshmallows, tell ghost stories and make s'mores. Bring out the sparklers...it's all about making memories....

"Autumn is the mellower season and what we lose in flowers,
 we more than gain in fruits."
~Samuel  Butler

Autumn Apple Berry Crumble
6 cups sliced peeled Rome apples (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup sugar
1 t. nutmeg
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. water
1 cup blackberries
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 ½ cups oatmeal
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook 10 minutes over medium heat or until apples are soft. Place apple mixture in an 8-inch pie plate. Sprinkle blackberries over apple mixture.
 Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add sugar, spices and oatmeal toss well. Sprinkle crumble mixture over fruit. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Preheat broiler. Broil crumble 1 minute or until lightly browned.

1 comment:

  1. Those photos are all so gorgeous. I couldn't even pick a favorite. Thanks for the wonderful recipe and have a very good weekend. Deb


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