Among my friends on Facebook, there are a constant variety of memes being posted. Some of the most popular are about how the quarantine is going to make us all, for lack of a better word, fat.
I know I’m definitely cooking more at home and baking too, though I’m not sure just because you’re cooking, you have to gain weight. Plenty of healthy options are out there to make! But I do find myself falling back on some comfort food recipes – including a version of Swedish apple pie (more like a cobbler) I found years ago in a regional cookbook my father brought me after a trip to Minnesota.
Here’s the recipe if you are interested:
First heat your stove to 350 degrees
Then peel and cut into thin wedges 4 cups of apples (your choice of type depending on
Place the apples in a pie tin or dish
Sprinkle the apples with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (I
actually make it a heaping teaspoon – I love cinnamon)
In a bowl mix 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, half a cup of softened butter, a pinch of salt
and one egg. It will be clumpy. Drop it in clumps on top of the apples.
Bake for one hour.
If you are looking for more regional inspiration from other parts of the country, you can take a trip, virtually of course, and find some interesting choices in CloudLibrary. Examples I found intriguing include Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore, and The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis.
In the meantime, I’m going to dig into that pie, cooling on my stove.