The Sun, the Rain and the Appleseed!

“How did God produce apples like this without rain???”

The answer, of course, is that ONLY GOD could produce apples without rain!!!

Our grandchildren helped us pick the apples over Labor Day weekend. At first 21 month-old Luke thought the tree was full of pretty balls to throw in the basket, but Grace and Lydea soon set him straight!

…at least while they were watching!

The girls stayed focused…

And we’ve enjoyed applesauce, apple crisp, apple pie and apples with caramel dip!

In fact, we like to sing the Appleseed Song as our prayer before meals:

“Oh, the Lord’s been good to me

And so I thank the Lord,

For giving me the things I need;

The sun, and the rain and the appleseed!

The Lord is good to me!! Amen!!!!

Easy Apple Crisp

  • 5-6 C peeled, sliced cooking apples
  • 1/3 C butter
  • ½ C flour
  • ½ C rolled oats
  • ¾ C packed brown sugar
  • ½ – 1 tsp. cinnamon

Spread apples in 9 X 9” baking pan. Cut butter into remaining ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 -35 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden. Serve warm. Makes 6-8 servings. (Macon Christian Church Cookbook)

My cousin, Bill Davis, makes a yummy apple pie.

He shared his recipe:

  • Double-crust pie crust (ready-made or your favorite recipe)
  • Peel and slice 5 or 6 apples

Mix together:

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 Tbl. Flour
  • 1 Tsp. cinnamon

Layer apples and sugar mixture over pie crust. Add top crust. Dot with butter and sprinkle sugar on top or use an egg-wash. Bake in 425 degree oven for 15 minutes and then lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30 – 45 minutes longer.