Apple Crunch

By Cedar | April 2, 2014

apple crunch vintage recipe

This recipe is inappropriately named Apple Crunch as there was nothing crunchy about it. Perhaps a better name would be apple porridge or apple pudding. Either way, it was delicious, and just what this lady with a baby was craving. We don’t eat a lot of sweets or desserts around our house, but when I do get a hankering for something sugary I prefer desserts with fruit in them. Pies, cobblers and crisps are right up my alley.

Yesterday I was in the mood for something sugary and decided to treat myself to a doughnut while Lucy and I were out. The doughnut was not nearly as good as it looked and left me feeling pretty underwhelmed and still craving a sweet treat. Today I decided I better appease my sugar craving, so we tried this recipe from Knudsen Recipes cookbook from 1962. I followed this recipe  to a T (well, other than not using Knudsen products!) and was very happy. It was just sweet enough and I loved the unique taste that the sour cream and cream cheese gave to the dish.

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apple crunch recipe ingredients

vintage knudsen recipes cookbook

apple crunch recipe

apple crunch recipe

Apple Crunch

  • 6 apples
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup half and half

Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel and slice apples. Place them in a shallow, greased baking dish. Mix the flour and sugar and add the sour cream. Spoon over the top of apples. Top with diced cream cheese. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve hot, topped with half and half.

apple crunch recipe

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