Last week, Alyson over at Laugh in the Sun posted an old recipe for a dessert called Apricot Betty. As our apricot trees were just starting to bear ripe fruit, I thought I would try making it. Alyson was interested in hearing how the recipe turned out, so here’s my report.
I followed the recipe pretty much exactly … well, except that we didn’t have All-Bran, so I substituted a bran flake cereal. Oh, and we were out of plain bread crumbs, so I made my own by shredding lightly toasted peasant loaf in the food processor. And instead of dried apricots I used fresh ones (peel included). But other than that I didn’t change a thing!
This is a picture of the Apricot Betty before it went into the oven:
The white stuff is butter, although it kind of looks like cheese in the picture. (Wife: “It looks like a bowl of cereal.”)
This is the Apricot Betty after it came out of the oven:
Oh, no, sorry, that’s Betty Boop with an apricot for a face. This is the Apricot Betty:
We served it cold with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. Our friends, who came up for dinner, liked it a lot. I thought it was pretty good too, if I do say so myself. (Wife: “This tastes better than I thought it would.”)
So there you have it! Apricot Betty — it tastes better than you think it will.