I’m about to fly into Birmingham, AL for a booksigning tonight. After the booksigning I’m driving on home to good old Huntsville again. There really is no place like home, you know! In the meantime, my friend Jyl is bringing you a post today. Jyl cooks good old mountain woman food and I’d gladly sit down at her table anyday and eat whatever struck her fancy to serve up (you can find her blog here).
Just so ya know, Jyl is pretty much a saint at this point in our friendship. I have said on more than one occasion lately that it doesn’t pay to be in my inner circle of friends at this point in the game because with all that I have going on, chances are if you stay near me for more than a few minutes I’m gonna see if you can’t help out with the workload (By the way, thank you to everyone who has been helping me by answering questions and comments here and on the Facebook Page!). Sainted Jyl has chosen, despite the work and effort involved at this point in my life, to be my friend and help me hold this crazy life of mine together. Between you and me, I think that makes her a wee bit on the crazy side but I sure do hope she doesn’t come to her senses anytime soon!
Here is her Apple Brown Betty. I plan on letting Katy rose make this for dessert tomorrow night. Thank you , Jyl!
Jyl says: Apple Brown Betty is a staple recipe around here that is so stinkin’ easy to make. It’s quick, affordable and feeds a crowd too! Although the pictures don’t depict it…it is best served with some vanilla ice cream. Here, let me show you just how easy it is to make:
Add a quart jar of applesauce to a 8X10 or a 9X13 baking dish. Either will work great.
Add 1/4 cup of sugar to the applesauce.
Just mix it up in your baking dish. No need to dirty more dishes than ya have to!
Chop up your graham crackers into crumbs
Mix in 1 or 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (depends on your taste) and stir it in good with a fork.
Melt a stick of butter and add it to your graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon. Mix well
Cover the applesauce completely with your crumb mixture.
Sprinkle pecans all over the top…if you like pecans. If you don’t, just leave them out.
You then bake it at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
It really is that easy!
- 1 quart apple sauce
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- ½ cup butter
- 1 or 2 teaspoons cinnamon (depends on your taste)
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- Mix apple sauce and ¼ cup sugar and pour into a baking dish. Melt ½ cup butter and mix with 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and nuts. Spread over the top of the apple sauce and bake at 400 degrees until brown (about 10 minutes).
Last but certainly not least…ENJOY!
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“Be pretty if you can,
witty if you must,
but be gracious if it KILLS you!”
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Gonna sound dumb but is this supposed to thicken to a more gelatinous state i.e. need a fork?
Hi Steve, it won’t get thick enough to need a fork, just a spoon.
Can anyone tell me how many graham crackers it takes for a cup of crumbs. Thanks
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Over 60 years ago I had apple brown betty made with graham crackers at Girl Scout Camp in Michigan. When I grew up I looked and looked for a recipe with the crackers and only could find bread crumbs used. Thank you, I am going to try this right away!
How deliciously easy does that look?
mmm…got to try this with apple butter….