Thursday, November 12, 2009

Aunt Hilda's Apple Slices

Apple slices are one of my favorites for this time of year. Not only because they taste wonderful alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but the fond memories.

(sorry the photo doesn't do them justice)
As a child, I remember walking into grandma's house smelling the aroma of fresh baked apples and cinnamon. The recipe is my grandma's sister Hilda very own recipe. During one of my visits with my grandma , she gave the actual handwritten recipe to me. Joyce being the big sister she is had someone frame the recipe to protect the fray edges. After my grandma passed away years ago, I gave the frame recipe to my mom for her to have as a keepsake.
As I write this post the wonderful memories are adding a smile to my face. It seems like yesterday , I was sitting by my grandma's side waiting patiently for the pan of apple slices to come out of the oven and cool off just enough to take my first bite, but not before Grandma would surprise me with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Do you have any fond kitchen memories?

Have a nice weekend!



Purple Flowers said...

My memories are of Thanksgiving and Christmas at my Grandmother's house. All the wonderful aromas wafted throughout the house. She also decorated. Her love for her family was obvious by showing it in many ways, but especially delicious food.

Ina in Alaska said...

Hi!! did you include the recipe? If so, I missed it.... they look delicious! My memories are also of holidays at Grandma Pizzolato's big pink house in suburban Scotch Plains NJ. She was an awesome cook and her house looked magical. I loved the festive ribbon candies in dishes scattered around the house. they looked so pretty.

Ina in Alaska said...

OH PS If you wish to share the recipe, here is my email address

I would like to make these for upcoming holiday gatherings.... thanks...xoxo

lisi said...

amazing!!! i remember my grandma (abuelita esther from cuba) always cooking. garlic and cutting up a chicken.. that and aroma of rice pudding that she'd stir slowly, for what seemed like all day.. served warm in glass bowl w/cinnamon sprinkled on top! lovely sweet memory..
thanks for sharing yours. and this beautiful recipe. yum!!!! love

Jeannie said...

I will have to check with Mama first, if I can share Aunt Hilda's apple slice recipe.