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Monday, April 26, 2010

Virginia & West Virginia (Apple Crisp)

This week in our study of Southeastern states is Virginia and West Virginia. The capital of Virginia Richmond. Did you know that Virginia had become the largest colony by the 1700's? The capital of West Virginia is Charleston. Did you know that West Virginia was originally part of the Virginia Colony? The settlers living in western Virginia didn't agree with the rules and laws of the people living in eastern Virginia because of the taxes and use of slaves. Since when we think of Virginia we think of apples, here are two versions of a yummy Apple Crisp recipe...

Easy Apple Crisp

INGREDIENTS:
  • 6-8 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 ( 5 oz.) stick pastry mix (dry)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. brown sugar

PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 8" square pan with Pam. Combine pastry mix, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Spread apples in pan. Sprinkle with pastry mixture. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.



Apple Crisp

INGREDIENTS:
5 apples
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter


PREPARATION:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice apples. Place in a buttered 9" square pan. Sprinkle with spices and add the lemon juice. Mix the sugar and flour; cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Spread this mixture over the fruit. Bake uncovered about 1 hour, or until fruit is tender and crumbly crust is lightly browned.
If you are from either Virginia or West Virginia feel free to share a recipe with us to try. I'll be back next week to share what's next in our study of the Southeastern states. Thank you for stopping by to learn along with us.

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