A Tasty English Lesson

A Tasty English Lesson

With the help of volunteer Sister Alice Gerdeman, CDP, a Sister of Divine Providence of Kentucky, from Cincinnati, Ohio, clients at La Posada learned the words needed to read and follow a recipe for Apple Crisp.  “This is one of the best smelling lessons we’ve had,” said an appreciative client.  Apples and cinnamon baking in the oven is a warm way to share autumn. Teaching English in this creative way certainly adds fun to the ingredients.

Thank you, Sister Alice, for creating this experience for our clients! Sister Alice and her sibling, Ruth, were featured in our October 15, 2019 Tuesdays in Texas.

The class used the Apple Crisp II recipe by Diane Kester found on allrecipes.com.

Here it is if you want to try it.

Apple Crisp ll
Recipe by Diane Kester found on allrecipe.com

10 cut apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup of water
1 cup oats
I cup flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F   (175 degrees C)
  2. Placed sliced apples in 9X13 inch pan.  Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and ground cinnamon together and sprinkle over apples.  Pour water evenly overall.
  3. Combine oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and melted butter together.  Crumble over apple mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.

There appears to be quite an interest in the Apple Crisp lesson as Sister Alice guides the process!



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