21 October 2014

Ditch the pie.

I have a secret to tell you.  Ya ready?

I HATE pie. 

I don't understand the love affair people have with pie.  Now that may sound un-American, but I would much rather a cold, chocolate milkshake any day of the week of a hunk of pie.  One year my Mom asked me to make an apple and pecan pie for Thanksgiving. Big.mistake.Mom. Oh yum pie with nuts (gross) and then dessert with fruit?!
Let's just say that year people were not asking me for the recipe of those creations I "somehow" whipped up.

Although pie does not give me the warm fuzzies, I will make an exception for one of my favorite autumnal desserts-Apple Brown Betty.  It is "pie-like"... but in my world its 10 x better.  I think the stick of butter is what makes this dish...and maybe the cinnamon helps some.  
Butter makes everything better.


8 large apples-sliced and peeled
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 stick of butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

1// First comes the peeling and slicing.  If I didn't have my Mom's apple-corer-peeler-slicer (from the Pampered Chef) I would have been screwed.  Its not that hard to use, just make sure to no impale your fingers like I did.  And no, I didn't bleed on the apples.

2// Place the sliced apples in a greased 9x13 pan.  Combine cinnamon and brown sugar in a bowl and sprinkle 1/2 the mixture over the apples.

3// Combine sugar, flour, egg, salt, and baking powder. Spread this mixture over the apples (this will act as a crust).

4// Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over the top. Pour butter over everything. That's my favorite part ;)

4// Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Pour yourself a cold glass of milk and serve yourself up steaming portion.

What about you?  Any favorite fall desserts or dishes? 
Dish below!

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  1. Yum! This looks seriously amazing! And I'm with you on not digging the pie trend - I will refuse pie 99% of the time. This looks like an amazing substitute! :) Thanks for sharing.


  2. I mean, I like a slice of pie now and again. But I'm with you, I don't get the obsession. Give me a cookie any day!

    1. I know right!? I know folks who wanted pie instead of cake at their wedding! I'm with you, all about a good cookie!

  3. I never eat pie, and I've never made one, either. I've never heard of "brown betty". I love apple crisp though (never with nuts in the crust!)

  4. We just got back from apple picking this weekend and I need a million apple recipes. I might make this for dessert tonight. Because, OH MY YUM!

  5. Now I want pie... Crust and all. Haha

  6. This looks soooo yummy!!! I'm not a fan of pie crust, so this would be great!


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