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Press Release from The Office of Robert E. Latta

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and Marcia Latta’s Johnny Appleseed Crisp won the “Hometown Favorite Award” at the March of Dimes’ Gourmet Gala, an annual charity event to raise money for research towards maternal and infant health. This year’s event raised about $1.2 million. The Johnny Appleseed Crisp was named in honor of the man who planted so many trees in Ohio’s 5th Congressional District.

“Marcia and I are always honored to participate in the March of Dimes’ Gourmet Gala - a great event for an important cause,” said Congressman Latta. “We were delighted to receive the ‘Hometown Favorite Award’ for our recipe, and even more delighted that more money went towards research to help mothers and their babies."

Recipe for Johnny Appleseed Crisp:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 8 medium apples (half McIntosh, half Gala) cored and sliced (keep skins on); 3 Tbsp flour, 2/3 C real maple syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp vanilla, 4 Tbsp soft butter, 1/8 C brown sugar, 1/3 C flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 C chopped walnuts, 1/2 - 2/3 C rolled oats (depends on consistency), pinch salt

In large bowl, mix sliced apples with 3 Tbsp four, maple syrup, and spices. In small bowl, mix softened butter, 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, oats, and salt. Spray 2 1/2 quart baking pan with Pam; place sliced apples mixture on bottom of pan, topped with crumbled brown sugar/ oats mixture. Place in oven for 60-70 minutes until crumble top is browned and apples are cooked through. (If topping browns too quickly, cover with foil for final 30 minutes). Serve with light whipped or ice cream.