What would Halloween be like without a nod to Carrie, that supernatural horror thriller from the 70s?
The Dinner & A Movie Cookbook by Claud Mann interprets classic recipes with a twist based on specific movies. In this case, he’s played with both the ingredients and the instructions – just read them for yourselves.
Carrie's Prom Crisp
They're not gonna laugh at you! They're not all gonna laugh at you! And you can bet they'll ask for seconds.
- 5-6 Fuji or Granny Smith Apples
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 pints strawberries hulled and quartered
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold butter cut into 1/4 inch pieces
- 15 gallons pig blood well aged
Sit perfectly in a comfortable chair. Using only the untapped power of your impassioned epicurean mind, will the razor-sharp knife to peel, core, and thinly slice the fleshy fruit of apples in a macabre dance of flashing steel and flying peel. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 10 to 12-inch cast iron skillet with butter.
For the filling
Toss the fruit slices with lemon juice to prevent darkening. In a large mixing bowl, combine the vanilla, sugars, and flour. Add the apples and strawberries and toss gently to mix, being careful not to break apart the apple slices.
For the crisp topping
Lay walnut pieces on a cookie sheet and toast for 10 minutes in the 350 oven. Cool and chop viciously into small pieces.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugars, oatmeal, and cinnamon. Add the walnuts and stir together. Work the butter pieces into the topping mixture little at a time with your fingers or a pastry blender. Continue blending until the topping holds together and crumbles to the side of a small pea.
Pour the fruit filling evenly into the buttered skillet. Distribute the topping over the filling, pressing down lightly.
Put the skillet in the hot oven. Slam and lock the oven door. Walk out slowly into the night.
(Make sure to return in 40-45 minutes to find the top brown and crunchy and the glistening crimson juices beginning to bubble up and ooze from the surface.) Eat without mercy.