[FHCx279] National Apple Betty Day

TODAY IS NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY!

Apple Brown Betty, or as it’s known in the civilized world, “Apple Crisp,” is basically what you do if you are too lazy to make an apple pie, but you want all of the flour/sugar/butter/cinnamon/apple glob you can stuff into your face. We don’t blame the creators of Apple Betty for this. Pie can be a difficult process. This was not. We used this recipe.

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Honeycrisp apples, of course. Slice them thin.

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Lay them out in a pretty layer.

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1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

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Cut in the butter until the stuff looks like crumbles.

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Spread on top.

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Into the oven for 45 minutes at 375.

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Serve with ice cream!

What is there not to like? Easy to make, with ingredients you probably have just sitting around the house. Boom.

Tomorrow is National Noodle Day.

-SPAK

[FHCx138] National Cherry Cobbler Day/National Walnut Day

Cobble this one together!

IT’S NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY AND NATIONAL WALNUT DAY!

Here’s our beef with the national holidays: so far we have had both blueberry popover day and raspberry popover day (with cherry popover day coming in September), as well as both peach cobbler day and cherry cobbler day. Meanwhile, here are just a few foods that currently don’t have holidays:

  • Mapo Tofu – or frankly any tofu anything
  • Steak
  • French Onion Soup (some people claim this happened in January… or February… Or March… etc.)

So our theory is that someone started with blueberry popover day, and then said, “Screw it, let’s have every other fruit as a popover. We have to fill up this calendar somehow.” Now, if you’re offended that we’ve just dissed cherry popovers, you can deal with it.

We reused our recipe from peach cobbler day and made it with cherries instead!

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Flour, sugar, yadda yadda.

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Melt butter at the bottom of the baking pan

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Pour in the batter stuff but don’t stir it!

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Sugar and lemon juice

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Add the cherries and boil ’em up

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Someday this will be used as evidence against us in a court of law.

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Pour cherry mixture in the batter

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Look at that crust!

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Look at that interior!

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Yum!

So I guess we won’t stay mad forever. After all, with a face full of tasty cherry cobbler, it’s easy to forget that it’s just another ripoff holiday.

Today is also National Walnut Day! We ate some walnuts.

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Tomorrow is National Cheese Souffle Day!

-SPAK