"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
8-10 TART APPLES-IDA REDS 1 TSP. LEMON JUICE 1/2 C. SUGAR 1/2 TSP. NUTMEG 1 TBSP. BUTTER 1/3 C. BUTTER 3/4 C. LIGHT BROWN SUGAR 3/4 C. SIFTED FLOUR
PLACE APPLES IN SHELL, SPRINKLE WITH LEMON JUICE, SUGAR AND NUTMEG. DOT WITH 1 TBSP. BUTTER. CREAM BUTTER UNTIL SOFT. BLEND IN BROWN SUGAR AND FLOUR. SPRINKLE CRUMBS OVER TOP AND BAKE AT 425º FOR 10 MINUTES AND THEN 350º FOR 45-50 MINUTES.
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