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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble - SMS

A quick note before we get to this weeks Sweet Melissa Sundays. I love chocolate and want to start a baking group around Chocolate Epiphany. I'd like to keep the group small and bake once a month. If you're interested, please leave me a comment.
When I saw this week's Sweet Melissa Sunday's recipe was Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble, the timing couldn't have been better. I have two buckets of apples from our tree and I needed a dessert to serve Saturday night. Recently I was listening to Martha Stewart Radio and the host was talking about how we tend to not use our dining rooms and our good china. As I was setting the table for last night's dinner, our friend Larry said I've never eaten in your dining room. Karen and Larry have been my best friends for more than 30 years, they're more like family. I tend to use my dining room for holiday dinners and large dinner parties but I've never used it when Karen and Larry come to visit. I immediately set the table with the good china and the candles. It was a lovely dinner and reminded me we should use the dining room more often.

Melissa Murphy suggested serving the Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble with Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream or whipping cream. I decided to make the homemade ice cream and I am so glad I did. The ice cream was a wonderful compliment to the crumble.



Thanks to Christine of Cooking With Christine for choosing a recipe that was a delicious ending to our lovely evening. You can find all of the other Sweet Melissa Sunday's bakers here.

12 comments:

  1. YUM! looks good with the ice cream!

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  2. Great timing with your buckets of apples! Also I use my china a ton when we have guests. I also get my pretty cloth nakins out. I think it makes everyone feel special!Your crumble looks good and Im so jealous you made the Brown Sugar Ice cream..I so wanted to make it but my ice cream maker broke and i have not replaced it.
    Your Chocolate group sounds so fun..Im thinking about it..would we have a cookbook or just do our own recipe?

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  3. I love the brown sugar vanilla ice cream... perfect pairing with your apple crumble. It looks delicious!

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  4. I don't have an ice cream maker, but wish I did now. :) Your crumble looks delicious.

    I would love to be a part of that group. Do I need to get the cookbook?

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  5. Thanks to those of you who are interested in participating in Chocolate Epiphany. This will be so fun. You will need a copy of the book. I just ordered my copy and hope to have it this week. Anyone have any great ideas for a name of the group??

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  6. I agree with your comment about people never using the good china. I'm a senior in college, and I think the only time I've ever seen my parents' china pulled out was after we moved, to make sure nothing had broken! As for the crisp, I agree that it was wonderful with vanilla ice cream, especially when it was fresh from the oven! Lovely work!

    -Jen

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  7. I never use my dining room or good china either. We've lived in our house for over 2 years and I've probably eaten in the dining room 5 times or less.

    Your crumble looks terrific!! I wish I'd had some of the brown sugar vanilla ice cream sitting around. It's one of my favorites and I bet it made this already delicious apple crumble even better!!

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  8. We usually use our dining room for storage! Occasionally we get around to cleaning off the table, but that's where I tend to put all of the cookware I have no room for!

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  9. Yay! You made the brown sugar ice cream to go with the apple crumble...YUM! The dining room dinner with your best friends sounds wonderful too!

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  10. Your crumble looks wonderful, definitely worth breaking out the good china for! How good is that brown sugar vanilla ice cream? I made it three times this summer.

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  11. I think your crumble looks awesome, especially with ice cream!

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