Some things are fast.
Great Grandpa deciding what he wants for dinner is not fast. I don’t want to talk about it.
These kids are fast.
These are pictures from August. Apparently, I’m not a fast woman either. Which, if you’re Matty B, is a good thing.
Cousin Parker has a car. This is the coolest thing a 2 year old has ever seen.
You can see how the 4 year old felt about it. Pardon me, 4 AND A HALF!!! year old. He reminds me daily.
Some things, like growing up, are too fast.
These Apple Crumble Bars are right in the middle.
They’re fast to put together. My food processor makes life so much easier.
Butter, sugar, and flour (the holy trinity of all things delicious) combine to make both the crust and the crumble.
You do have to peel a few apples. If you have one of those nifty apple peeler things that leaves a long, thin string of apple peel, you’re set. If you don’t…well, you should get one.
Crust. Apples. Crumble. Bake. Super simple. Super fast.
And it makes your house smell like family and it reminds you that Great Grandpa is family and then you try to conjure up just a little more patience for him as he’s going through your cupboards, looking for something to eat, as the dinner you prepared for him just didn’t cut it.
Slow down. Take a breath. Eat your apple crumble. You’ve already hidden most of the things that you don’t want Great Grandpa to get into. Rest easy.
Apple Crumble Bars
4 cups of peeled, chopped apples
2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
Sprinkle of salt
1 stick of earth balance butter
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients, except apples, in a food processor. Pulse until sandy.
Mix 1/2 cup flour mixture into apples. Split remaining flour mixture in half. Press 1/2 into the bottom of an 8×8 baking pan. Bake for 12 minutes at 350.
Spread apples on warm crust. Top with remaining flour mixture. Bake 45-50 minutes until golden brown.
Let cool. You don’t really have to let it cool, but if you do, your squares will hold their shape better.