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LibConnect: 2022 | September 12-16

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2022 |September 5th-9th

September 17th is National Eat an Apple Day, and it is also almost FALL!

So please share your favorite way to eat apples and the recipe if you have one!


There's something about it, but we have to have Apple Crisp every fall.


Apple pie, apple crisp, apple cider, apple cake, I love it all!

But this Apple Crisp Cheesecake has to be my favorite. My mom first made it a few years ago from a recipe she found in her Costco magazine :D

And now I ask her to make it every year. It is very rich but absolutely delicious!

She knows the recipe by heart now, but here is one that is very close!



Apple Crunch

  • 6 to 8 nice size apples (Jonathan’s sliced)
  • Heaping Cup of Sugar
  • Cinnamon to taste

In a large mixing bowl put the apples in a bowl with one heaping cup of sugar and cinnamon to taste.

 * If apples are frozen break apart into fairly small chunks

Put in a 9 x 14 pan (buttered)

Apple crunch topping

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter

Mixing bowl, mix the three ingredients until the mixture is fine. Add a small amount of cinnamon.

Pour topping on apples uncover.

Bake - Preheat oven to 350 and bake on bottom rack for 40 minutes check for a topping to be brown the juices to be coming through topping. Might take extra 10 to 20 minutes.

*Bake for an hour and 20 minutes if apples are frozen.


Homemade Applesauce



Chunky Apple Streusel Bread


    1 cup white sugar
    1 ¾ cups brown sugar, divided
    3 ¼ cups flour, divided
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided
    2 eggs
    ½ cup oil
    1 cup milk
    4 small apples, diced
    4 tablespoons butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl, add in 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 ¼ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon. Mix well to combine.

Add in the eggs and mix,  then add in the oil and milk and mix to combine. Be sure not to over-mix the batter.

Mix in the diced apples, reserving ½ cup for the topping.

Prepare 2 loaf pans with cooking spray. Divide the batter between the pans.

To make the streusel topping, add 1 cup of flour, ¾ cup of brown sugar, and ½ tablespoon of cinnamon in a bowl. Stir the dry ingredients together. Melt the butter then pour into the bowl. Use a large fork to mix to combine until clumps form. Stir in the reserved apples.

Divide and sprinkle the streusel topping over both prepared loaf pans. Bake the breads for 1 hour until the middle is fully set.
Remove from the oven, and allow to cool completely before slicing.