The Captain Lindsey House Bed and Breakfast in Rockland, Maine is not only one of Maine’s premier inn experiences, but it is so comfy that spirits from past generations just don’t want to inhabit anyplace else. Recently a “spiritologist” reported that Captain Lindsey himself is still in residence as well as 35 other friendly spirits who seem to gather in the parlor. Clint and I had a great stay at the Captain Lindsey House this summer but only encountered the staff and other congenial guests. But you never know, you might just be lucky enough to communicate with the spirit of Captain Lindsey himself during your stay.
Regardless of reason you book a stay at the Captain Lindsey House, you’ll love the many culinary treats served at the inn. Captains Ken and Ellen Barnes have incorporated many recipes from their Windjammer ship – The Stephen Taber, at the inn. Here’s a simply delicious apple crisp that’s easy to pull together and feeds a crowd!
Barnes Family Apple Crisp
12 tart apples
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
2 2/3 tablespoon lemon juice
Grease a 9″x13″ baking pan. Peel, core, and slice the apples and toss with the lemon juice, sugar, cloves, cinnamon. Place apples in the baking dish.
2 1/4 cup flour
2 1/4 sticks butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 tsp salt
Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry knife until crumbly (or pulse in a food processor). Add the sugar and salt. Sprinkle the topping over the apples evenly and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the topping is browned and the liquid in the apples is dark. Serve either warm or at room temperature.
The Captain Lindsey House is one of four Historic Inns of Rockland, a collection of deluxe, charismatic bed and breakfast inns in the mid-coast seaside town of Rockland, Maine. The inns often coordinate fun inn-to-inn events like the Christmas Cookie Inn Tour in early December and the very famous Pies-on-Parade to brighten up everyone’s January! One of the best parts of staying at one of Rockland’s historic inns is the opportunity of purchasing their INN-DULGENCES cookbook where this Apple Crisp recipe was featured. Be sure to check out the many imaginative specials for the upcoming “quiet season”.