Thursday, December 11, 2014

Aunt Clara's Apple Crisp from WATERCOLOR DREAMS by Sherry Kyle

Hi, folks! Today I've invited the lovely Sherry Kyle to share a recipe from one of her characters in her new inspirational historical romance book Watercolor Dreams! Here's Sherry:

I’ve always wanted to snap pictures and share a recipe on a blog, so thank you Natalie for giving me the opportunity!

If you’ve read Watercolor Dreams you know that Clara, Charles’s aunt, is a fabulous cook. She not only knows how to make a wonderful meal, but she also bakes delicious desserts. Although apple crisp is not mentioned in WatercolorDreams, I’m happy Aunt Clara gave me her recipe. 

Our two trees, more like tall bushes, produced a ton of apples this year. And what’s not to love about the smell of apples and cinnamon during the holidays? It puts me in the Christmas mood, and I hope it does the same for you. Enjoy!

Aunt Clara’s Apple Crisp

You will need:
6 large apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1/4 tsp cinnamon and 2 Tbsp white sugar

What you do:

  1. Combine oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter till crumbly. Mix in nuts if desired. 

  2. Press about a third in the bottom of a 9”× 9″ pan.
  3. Spread apples over the crust and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

  4. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly over the top. 
  5. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or till apples are tender.
     Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Watercolor Dreams
by Sherry Kyle

He strolled into her painting . . . and into her heart.

It's 1910 and Anna Lewis is praying that God will help her become a premier watercolor artist of the lush beaches of Carmel, California. When a man strides down the beach and stops to face the ocean, Anna sketches him into her painting. Was it a mistake? Anna thinks so when he tells her he doesn't have spare change to purchase her work. Spare change indeed! But while she seeks God's leading for her art career, she'd better keep her day job as nursemaid to two rambunctious boys.

The minute Charles Jordan walks away, he regrets criticizing the woman's painting but as he told the artist, he's just been jilted at the altar.

How will a secret from Charles' past affect his chances of loving again? And how will Anna have the hope she needs when tragedy strikes and she must rely on the one man who crushed her spirit?

Historical Romance
Available on Amazon 
ISBN-13: 978-1938708435


Sherry Kyle is an award-winning author, and writes books for tween girls as well as novels for women, including Delivered with Love, The Heart Stone (Abingdon Press), and her newest title Watercolor Dreams (HopeSprings Books), a historical romance set along the lush beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Sherry lives in California with her husband and four children, loves to decorate her beach home, and enjoys taking walks by the ocean.

Natalie here. GUESS WHAT, Y'ALL??? 
Watercolor Dreams is on sale for 99 cents until 12/14!!! Get it HERE. What an amazing bargain! When Sherry  told me, I had to go snap it up instantly!
So, what about you? What's your favorite dish to make during the holidays? 


  1. Thanks so much for being here, Sherry! This recipe looks so yummy!

  2. I had a great time!

    By the way, apple crisp tastes amazing in the morning with a cup of coffee! I didn't have an ounce of guilt because I skipped the ice cream. Haha

    Thanks again!

  3. Pretty cover, Sherry!
    I wish I liked baked apples. Apple crisps and pies smell amazing, but I'm not a fan of the taste. :/

    What a great deal on your book!!!

  4. Oh, my goodness, Courtney! I can't imagine not liking baked apples! Ha! I, however, like a great deal TOO many foods for my own good! Haha!

  5. Oh my word, this looks SOOOOO yummy! My hubby would love this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!


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