Nanny’s Dutch Apple Brandy Cheesecake
Story by Laurie Szostak
Photo: Courtesy of Laurie Szostak
My grandmother’s cookbook was passed down to me from my mother. We called my grandmother Nanny, but her name was Ann, which is my middle name.
I love to bake, and one of the things that I like to do is get Nanny’s cookbook out and start rummaging through the pages. The look, smell and feel of these old pages brings back so many memories of her and definitely puts a smile on my face.
As I flip through the pages carefully, looking for the right recipe to share with you all, I notice little notes on a few of the recipes. “Hi Ann, hope you are well.” I realize that some of these recipes were shared with her from friends. I never know what kind of recipe I will find, but I do know that when it’s cookies or other treats, Nanny’s were the best.