Classic Apple Brown Betty
Although you’ll mainly find contemporary furnishings in my home, I’m also a fan of vintage style. Vintage-almost-anything appeals to my imagination. The lines, the purpose, the color.
I got to thinking of that the other day and wondered if there is such a thing as vintage-style recipes. Not the kind that you have to cook in a kettle over a cast-iron stove…but a nostalgic recipe with a divine taste, aroma and texture. One that comforts like a grandma’s hug.
Then I found this recipe from Windsor Salt (they showcase lots of fun recipes and snack ideas). It’s what I call a vintage-style recipe and it totally delights every sense. It’s one that Grandma would approve: Apple Brown Betty.
Ever tried it? You’ll want to!
I guess you could say Windsor Salt is vintage style. They’ve been a Canadian staple since 1893. But maybe we should call them modern industrial? They’ve just done a product refresh that includes an updated logo and product packaging.
You’ll still find the easily recognizable blue castle design, iconic dots and Windsor word mark, but now there’s a silver flourish to remind that this is a premium brand.
Vintage or modern industrial, you can call Windsor Salt quality.
By the way, this recipe says it makes six servings but I’ve got to tell you that depends on if you’re good at sharing. 🙂
Most of the time.
- 1/4 cup unsalted margarine, melted
- 1 1/2 cup bread cubes, day-old
- 4-5 cups tart apple slices
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Windsor® Table Salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/3 cup water
- Mix melted margarine with bread cubes.
- Combine the apples with sugar, cinnamon and salt.
- Place 1/3 of the bread cubes in the bottom of a greased 2-quart casserole.
- Cover with half the apples.
- Repeat, then top that layer with last third of bread cubes.
- Combine lemon juice and water and pour over all.
- Cover. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes.
- Uncover, bake 30 minutes more.
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