Cooking with Vincent: Brown Betty
It’s the first Cooking with Vincent after our (partial) kitchen redo (which you can read more about here) and under the watchful eye of some smiling Jack o’Lanterns and flying witches, as I also decorated the kitchen a wee bit for Halloween. With it being fall, I can’t help but want to make food that will just fill the home with scents of the season. In flipping though Come Into the Kitchen, I found the simple and seasonally fitting recipe for Brown Betty.
The ease and simplicity of this recipe meant that not alterations had to be made, like I have had to make with some of the previously completed recipes. Seriously, this dish is just layering crushed graham crackers, apple sauce, and a mix of cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt, then baking it for 25 minutes.
This layered concoction is served hot, and with a side of cream, however, Pat is much more of a fan of ice cream instead, so that’s an option too. With its almost oatmeal like constancy, the Brown Betty is like a step below a crumble style dish. Patrick simply called this “Deluxe Applesauce.”
There really isn’t a lot that can go wrong with this recipe, and it was ultimately a delicious melt in your mouth autumnal treat. While I may not be a parent, I do think this would make for a fun fall kitchen activity with the kiddos if you want to get them more involved in the kitchen, since it’s so easy and has flavors most children like.
This tee is my latest addition to my growing Vincent Price t-shirt collection and is from one of my favorite artists, Hayden Evans. Talented, and with a unique style that has vintage flair, Hayden’s work will fill you with joy and a bit of nostalgia. You can purchase the tee here, but be sure to check out the rest of his amazing pieces! Especially if you love Disney!
Come Into the Kitchen is available on Amazon, through Bookshop, as well as used copies on Ebay and Etsy.
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4 comments on “Cooking with Vincent: Brown Betty”
Janey – My mom used to make this for us when I was growing up. Always a favorite dish! Have you seen the original 1933 two-strip color version of “Mystery of the Wax Museum” with Fay Wray?
Oh, no I haven’t! I’ll have to see it now!
How lip-lickingly delicious! It breaks with tradition, but eons ago I tried making brown betty with (homemade) pureed peaches and it was fabulous, too.
Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life
I made this for dinner and I like it!