Saturday, May 17, 2008

Deep Dish Cheese Apple Scallop and stuff!

Since all my cookbooks are now in a manageable order, (see a couple of posts down) I decided that I would try and cook at least one thing out of these old books called Fabulous Foods. Each one has 12 or 13 smaller books inside. So, today I decided I would make a recipe out of the first book called "The Casserole Cookbook" Deep Dish Cheese Apple Scallop:

Butter a 2 qt. casserole.

Thoroughly blend together:

3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar

3 Tbls. flour

1 tea. cinnamon

1/2 tea. salt

1/4 tea. nutmeg

Cut in with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture is in coarse crumbs:

3 Tbls. butter or margarine

1 tea. grated orange peel

Grate and mix in :

3 oz. cheddar cheese (3/4 cup grated)

Wash, quarter and pare and cut into 1/8" slices:

6-7 medium size firm, tart cooking apple (I used Granny Smith)

Arrange one half on the apple slice in casserole. Sprinkle with one half of sugar-cheese misture; repeat. Sprinkle over the top:

1/4 cup orange juice

Cover surface with mixture of:

1 1/2 cups corn flakes, coarsely crushed

1/4 c firmly packed brown sugar

Bake at 375 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Cool slightly and serve with heavy cream.

And this is what it will look like:

What! You mean you can't see anything in this dish? Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that when I thought to take a picture of it, 4 teenage boys had come in for lunch and devoured it. So I am assuming that it was quite tasty!

I tried to work out in the garden some today but the pollen was just too much for me. I have mostly outgrown my hayfever, but when the tulip poplars are blooming it really does me in. Here is what I got for Mothers Day! A pink hydrangea. I have one that is blue, one that is almost purple and one called a "lace cap" that is white with blue on the edges.

And this is one of my most favorite sights

Pears! My poor pear tree thinks its way bigger than it is! I have to prop up its limbs every year even after I have pulled some of the pears off so the branches don't break.

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday!




Andrea said...

I love cheese and I love Granny Smith apples but I have never had cheese and apples together. Maybe I need to try that recipe. The dish is beautiful empty. Bet it was nice looking with the cheese and apples in it.

The flowers are beautiful. Our pollen has calmed down. We are having some cool evenings though so they is getting us down some.

Primgal55 said...

That recipe sounds yummy and I think the proof is in the empty dish huh? Thanks for sharing the recipe - I am going to try it soon.
hugs, Linda

MammyT said...

Great post, Linda. The chees and apple dish sounds wonderful. What a pretty (clean) dish.

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

What a great recipe and I love the picture!!!!! It says everything! I'm going to have to try this one! So glad I found your blog today! Just great! Cora

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

What a great recipe and I love the picture!!!!! It says everything! I'm going to have to try this one! So glad I found your blog today! Just great! Cora

Susie said...

I've never tried the apple cheese combo either, but it sounds delish.
From the looks of your pretty empty dish, it was a hit!
Thanks for sharing..

Tamara B. said...

Ooooh, goodie! I'm always looking for a tasty new recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Libby said...

I remember when Grandma used to put a slice of cheddar on her apple pie and heat it in the oven to melt . . . bet this is just as yummy as that used to be *s*

This Country Girl said...

I was thinking when I started reading your recipe that it sounded a bit like an apple crisp, until I read the cheese part. I've never had anything like now you've got my curiosity up! I may have to give it a try! And obviously it WAS good...the proof is in the empty bowl!

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Patty said...

the recipe looks wonderful

Kelli said...

I love the empty dish picture...I'll bet it was yummy! It's always fun to try new recipes. Your flowers are gorgeous!

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Linda, I enjoyed reading your post...your recipe sounds very good..alas, cheddar cheese & I don't get along too well. Thanks for visiting my vintage blog...I just came across your comment. You like the same authors I nice..=)

Mountain Mama said...

I love the picture of your Apple Scallop. HAHAHAHAHA!! Thats what would have happened at my house when my boys were still here.
Your recipe is very similar to one I found in a Workbasket magazine, many years ago, The idea of putting grated cheddar cheese on an apple crisp dish was a new concept back then and it was well received.
Your pink Hydrangea is lovely.

Feathering My Nest said...

Your casserole sounds yummy. Oh that's too funny. Your son must have really liked whatever was in the cute dish. Wow, you get pears quite early compared to us out on the West Coast. We still have flower buds on our trees. Thanks for visiting my blog last week. My goodness I am behind. Have a wonderful Wednesday, Kathi