An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Apple Crunch




Coffee cream has 20% fat.
Whipping cream has 30% fat.
Heavy cream has 36% fat.

Peel and slice 4 or 5 apples.
Put in baking dish [with] 1/2 cup cold water.

Sprinkle over apples:
cinnamon and grated rind of one lemon.

Blend together:
1 cup flour,
1/2 cup crisco [shortening],
1 cup sugar.

Put over apples.

Bake uncovered.

Serve with any kind of sauce or cream or as is.


Taste and health benefits of Butter, Shortening (Crisco/Spry), and Lard are still hotly debated. Aunt Pit wasn't afraid of any of them.



Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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