I like to tell my students that functional pottery is artwork which is not finished until it is in use. With that in mind, I thought I'd share an image of one of my baking dishes in use, and a recipe.
In Maine in the fall, apples are plentiful and unbelievably good -- fresh and tart. I got a big bag from the Apple Man -- just this old fellow who walks around town selling apples.
My First Ever Apple Crisp
- 4 cups chopped MacIntosh Apples (about 5)
- 2/3 c. brown sugar (pack)
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. rolled oats
- 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 c. softened butter
Place apples in baking dish. In mixing bowl, blend other ingredients until crumbly. Spread over apples. Starting in cold oven, bake 40-45 minutes. Serve immediately.
I have a confession to make: I am planning to have some of this for breakfast tomorrow. Come on, all those oats and apples, it has to be healthy.