Thursday, November 17, 2016


Ye Olde Tavern’s Cranberry Apple Crisp is an old New England traditional Fall recipe.  I found the recipe below and it sounds really good.

The Tavern’s recipe is reprinted below, with permission, from Tracey Medeiros‘ fabulous cookbook Dishing Up Vermont.

Serve this simple dessert with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, preferably from Wilcox, made right in Manchester Center. A dollop of whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon add a delicious finishing touch. Serves six to eight people.


1 pound tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 4 cups)
2 ½ cups cranberries
¾ cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour, preferably King Arthur
½ cup kettle or rolled oats
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons pure Vermont maple syrup
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8- by 8- 2-inch square pan, and set aside.
2) Combine the apples, cranberries, and sugar in a large bowl, then spread into the prepared pan.
3) Combine flour, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in the syrup and cut in butter until coarse meal forms. Spoon fruit over to cover.
4) Bake in the oven until juices are bubbling, apples are tender, and the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.



I would like to get the above cookbook.  It sounds awesome to me.


I have the Vermont Farm Table cookbook.  I also like their page on facebook.


I love old Colonial style houses and how they do the traditional way of decorating for the different seasons.  Love the white picket fence and gate above and the black lantern.


I love yeast rolls at Thanksgiving because it always reminds me of my Grandmother’s rolls that she would bring to Thanksgiving dinner.  I don’t have her recipe, but I found one that seems to be a lot like her recipe and I pinned the recipe on my Thanksgiving Ideas board on my Pinterest.  They are a tradition.


I just love little traditions for Holidays.



I can remember years when there was a huge snow storm on Thanksgiving day.  You never know in New England what the weather will do this time of year.


And that’s my musings for today.

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