Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Apple Crisp

One fun thing that happened while we were in Massachusetts was meeting Ellen Patton. There are three things I know for sure about Ellen. One, she knows everyone, and everyone is her friend. Two, she is wonderfully kind and very generous. And three, she makes the most delicious apple crisp. I know this last one because she brought a batch of it with her when she came to dinner at my brother's house.

One week later, I found myself back in Arizona, making her apple crisp for Sunday dinner. I'm not sure what is happening, but pumpkin has taken a back seat to apple for me this fall. I can't seem to get enough of warm, cinnamon-y, apple-y desserts. It's like I don't even know who I am anymore.

This apple crisp has a secret ingredient: butterscotch pudding mix. It is great with whipped cream, ice cream, or even cold from the fridge for breakfast the next day. (Don't ask me how I know that.)

Thank you Ellen! It was such a pleasure to finally meet you in person.

(Btw, I am still taking a break from sugar, but I took a break from my break whilst on vacation, and have since started having Sunday as my day off. Just fyi. Also fyi, my skin has dramatically improved and I feel better overall since limiting my sugar. I will probably still have my thyroid tested, though. And also, I discovered that my scalp sensitivity was due to my dry shampoo use, although I don't know if I can blame it for my hair loss.)


  1. I'm gonna have to try this one. Thank you, Ellen! I'm glad you're feeling better, Steph. :)

  2. copied this one-sounds delicious. Maybe sugar was the culprit and different shampoo. If you can get almond oil or cocoanut oil rub it in you hair and get to your scalp.Than put a bandana or cap on your head and leave it on all night. Sound crazy but it really does make your hair nice and id so good for dry scalp. Tis is what a very expensive salon in NY does. If you can't do it all night at least do it for a couple of hours. good luck

  3. So happy to hear that you are seeing improvements in your health.
    thank you for this recipe. My son asks for apple crisp all the time and i like the sound of the butterscotch pudding in it.

  4. I feel so lucky that I got to meet you. :)

  5. you are right this is the most delicious apple crisp recipe. I made it last night and it was a huge hit! especially with my son (see my previous comment)
    this recipe is a keeper! thanks for sharing it. (plus I know pretty much any recipe you share is going to be amazing because I've tried so many of them!)


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