Don’t want to make an apple pie, but want that comforting cozy goodness? Make Apple Crumble instead. You can skip making a pie crust and have a healthier dessert too!
This recipe is a tribute to Apple visionary Steve Jobs, who saw the beauty in simplicity and living your true life. Steve was a vegetarian and animal lover. (Even in the early years, iPhoto face-recognition software recognized cat faces as well as human ones.) What Jobs said about work applies just as well to cooking:
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it, and like any great relationship it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don’t settle.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
This recipe was inspired by my mother-in-law Catherine Watson’s Dutch Apple Cake. I wrote this recipe when she was ninety-two, when she was still finding love and purpose in her life with a fascinating mix of hospitality, home cooking, and hard work for social justice. When I thanked her, I made the mistake of saying she had made a difference. “Still am making one!” she piped up from her nursing-home bed. She was right, too.
Thank you, Steve Jobs and Mother Watson, for making the world a better place and for moving others to join you.