Flavor =5, Ease of making =4 Unforseen problems when baking =3. I love the concept of this recipe, love the look, the texture, the taste. I ran into problems when I baked it on a flat stone. The juices ran out and I had to open the oven and drain off the juices so it wouldn't run onto the bottom of the oven. I used 3 large granny smith apples, and I added about 1 1/2 tbs. of flour to the apple mixture because I knew it would be runny. I would suggest using a deep dish pie plate to catch the juices. It will take away from the rustic look, but will save you clean up time. Also, I had to add 30 minutes to the baking time as the apples were not even remotely done within the time frame given. Maybe because I had to keep opening up the oven door--IDK.
DH suprised me and made this last night! Delicious! He followed the directions exactly, very easy for him to follow - thank you for that! The only variation I made on my piece was to sprinkle a little of sharp cheddar cheese instead of the scoop of ice cream. DH had his with cinnamon icecream. We will make this again soon! Thanks Jess! Made for Fall 2009 PAC