It always starts with an idea … and this time, I wanted to do something simple and easy, bursting with fall flavors. And it had to have a crumble topping. That was a must. I looked through cookbooks, but ended up just winging my way through it. I am so happy with the results — a Brown Butter Apple Crumble.
Paige is taking after her brother, jumping at the chance to help in the kitchen whenever she can. From scrambling eggs to mixing anything, she is game. I think she loves seeing the food go from raw ingredients to fabulous dishes. When Paige came rushing into the kitchen tonight, a chair dragging behind her, she oohed at the sight of sliced apples. Soon, she grabbed the mixing spoon and was forcibly helping to make this simple, delicious dessert.
We poured the apples into the baking dish, a deep, oval one. Then we mixed up the topping and sprinkled it on. No sooner did we stop, then Paige ran off to play (actually saying so as she ran). It made me smile. While the crumble cooked, the sweet, warm scent of apples filled our home. The scent was amazing.
But the taste – oh the taste. That’s the part that set it apart from just another pleasant whiff wafting from the kitchen. The sweet, tender apples flood the plate, dotted with the rich bits of the brown butter crumble topping. Getting a bit of apple and crumble topping at the same time was enough to make you swoon … heck, I think Will did.