why are we doing it for virtual book club? well, this was a popular new england dessert in louisa may alcott's day and her family quite liked a recipe similar to this.
on a side note - i guess because of the lovable (but homely) characteristics of both the dessert and her house, louisa nicknamed orchard house "apple slump". funny, huh?
they sell souvenir copies of the recipe at orchard house if you ever find your way there.
i had every intention of actually making and trying out this recipe but its july. it's too hot to turn on the oven and have a warm apple dessert. it's just not autumn yet - even if i want it to be. so here is the recipe for you to try out once the weather cools down a bit.
wouldn't it be fun to go apple picking and then make this old-fashioned dessert from those fresh orchard apples?
how far are you in your reading? any suggestions for next month's book??
recipe adapted from here. also that fun little tidbit about orchard house.