From Samantha’s Cookbook: A Peek at Dining in the Past With Meals You Can Cook Today © 1994 by Pleasant Company Publications, Inc. Reprinted with permission of American Girl Publishing, Inc.
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- Yield:6 servings
- Butter to grease baking pan
- 4 large apples
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread butter over the bottom and sides of the pan.
Have an adult help you peel the skins off the apples.
Insert the apple corer into the center of each apple and twist it to cut around the cores. Then remove the cores from the apples.
Have an adult help you slice the apples into 1/4-inch rings on the cutting board.
Cover the bottom of the baking pan with 1/2 cup bread crumbs.
Arrange half of the apple slices on top of the crumbs.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar on the apples.
Use the butter knife to cut 1 tablespoon of the butter into small pieces and lay them on top of the brown sugar. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Add a second layer of bread crumbs and repeat Steps 6 through 8.
Top the apple brown Betty with 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of butter cut into small pieces. Pour 1/3 cup milk evenly over the top.
Bake the apple brown Betty on the center rack of the oven for 1 hour.
While the apple brown Betty bakes, begin to make a "hard sauce." Cut 1/3 cup butter into small chunks. Put them into the bowl to soften.
Have an adult remove the apple brown Betty from the oven. Let it cool in the baking pan while you finish making the sauce.
Add the powdered sugar to the softened butter. Press the butter and sugar against the side of the bowl. Then stir them until they are smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla.
Dot the top of the warm apple Betty with hard sauce so the sauce melts.