Here it is October and the nights are getting chilly and the days crisp, at least up here in Oregon. I was trying to come up with a dessert for the company we had, something other than pie (again), and remembered my Grandma's old stand by. Perfect! This dessert is cheap, easy and total comfort food. It also makes the house smell like you have been baking apple pies half the day long. Does it get any better than this? I don't think so. Bon Appetite!
Grandma's Apple Brown Betty
1 box Graham Cracker Crumbs (or you can crumble your own)
Applesauce (your favorite brand or homemade), large jar
1 stick Butter (or margarine)
Cooking spray (optional)
A round casserole baking dish
Grease the baking dish with either cooking spray or butter. Put about a 3/4 inch layer of graham cracker crumbs on the bottom (if you choose to crumble crackers yourself, crumble them finely). Place thin pats of butter over the top of the cracker crumbs (you can choose to melt the butter and mix the cracker crumbs together and then apply to the dish or you can simply put the pats on top of the crumbs, your choice). Make a mixture of the cinnamon and sugar (I use about 1/3 cinnamon to 2/3 sugar). Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the top of the graham cracker crumbs so that it lightly covers the crumbs. Apply about an inch of applesauce. Repeat the procedure at least once, maybe twice depending upon how deep your dish is. End the procedure with graham cracker crumbs on top, covered with the butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Place in the oven at 350F about 30-40 minutes or until it is hot and slightly bubbling. Remove from oven, let cool a bit and serve warm. Best with vanilla ice cream! YUM!