Fall is in the air! The leaves on the trees are changing and briskly falling to the ground. The weather is getting cooler, and the smells of pumpkin spice fill the air. I can remember as a child nothing was more exciting about the fall season than the realization that the holidays were right around the corner. I wasn’t excited about the Christmas tree or the gifts that would magically appear on Christmas morning. It was Grandmother’s house, the food – the dessert!
Christmas At Grandma’s
The holidays meant that we would go to Grandma’s house to celebrate the season. On Christmas Eve, we would travel three blocks (not very far since we all lived within a five-block radius) to her house. Everyone would come – aunts, uncles, and what seemed to be hundreds of cousins (we had quite a large family). The table would be set with the most glorious ham, casseroles, fresh greens from the garden, and biscuits straight from the oven. But, there….over there in the corner was the table that I was most excited about. It had cakes, fudge, sweet pralines, and every pie you could imagine. My eyes would light up and my mouth would begin to water. But, then I would hear her voice, “If you touch that before you eat, you’ll get a sack full of coal in the morning!”
Out of all the desserts on that beautiful table, my favorite was always Grandma’s Apple Pie. She made everything from scratch! From handpicking the apples out of the tree to kneading the dough for the pie shells. She would spend hours in the kitchen preparing the holiday meal.
Our First Holiday Meal In The RV
This will be the first holiday season we will be without family since we began our full-time RV journey. It has been one of the most amazing experiences. Now that the holidays are near I find myself thinking of family, food, and my grandma’s apple pie. How am I going to be able to make her apple pie in my small kitchen while still trying to cook the rest of the meal? If I did everything I was taught, everything she did, I would spend hours just making the pie and dessert would be the only thing on the menu.
Like most full-time RVers, the kitchen in my RV is quite small. My husband and I sometimes have to do a little dance just to maneuver around each other in our small space. I’ve had to adjust my cooking styles, as well, to accommodate for the lack of space, including using fewer ingredients without compromising taste, shortening cooking times while making sure everything is still cooked just right, and even learning how to use my Instapot and convection microwave. To say the least, it can be challenging!
This is how I make my Grandma’s Famous Apple Pie in the RV!
Apple Pie Casserole
- 4 Apples Granny Smith
- 3 cans Crescent Rolls
- ½ cup Sugar
- ¼ cup Cinnamon
- 1 stick Butter Melted
- 8 oz Sprite
- Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 baking dish and set it aside.
- Peel, core, and slice apples into equal slices. The smaller the slices: the softer the apples will be after baking.
- Unwrap the crescent rolls and separate into triangles.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar. Cover each apple slice in the mixture.
- Roll each apple slice in a separate crescent triangle (beginning with the wider side first) and tightly place in the baking dish.
- Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar mixture over the rolled apple slices.
- In a separate bowl, lightly melt the butter and pour over the top.
- Pour Sprite over the entire dish.
- Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes or un til golden brown.
- Server immediately or after your holiday meal!
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