Apple Carol

Start with Hudson Valley Ginger Gold Apples. Tart and crisp. Core and peel six to eight. Cut into thick slices.

Make your favorite pie crust and press it into a rectangular shallow baking pan so that it covers the whole pan, but is not too thick. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the pie crust mix. Press the apple slices into the crust in the pan to cover.

Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Like about 2 to 1, but to your own preference. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mix so it covers the apples, not too much, just lightly.

Mix a little more of the sugar-cinnamon mix into the reserved pie crust mix and blend. Sprinkle the pie crust-sugar-cinnamon crumbles over the apples.

Dot the whole pan evenly on top with a stick’s worth of salted butter pieces.┬áBake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden and apples are soft but not mushy. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.