Monday, June 13, 2011

Apple Blueberry Brown Betty and Tequila Lime Chicken

I have been enjoying cooking on the weekends lately. This weekend I tried a recipe I printed off of one of my favorite blogs. Sue shares recipes every week and they are so yummy.

This weekend it was the Tequila Lime Chicken. I got the chicken drunk. This is not my photo nor my plate - I borrowed it from Sue - go here - and check out the recipe. I promise you will love it. But let me say that I altered the spice a little reducing the amount of chile powder and cumin.

I am enjoying the recipes using blueberries this year. I found the recipe for Jays Apple Berry Brown Betty in this issue of Food Network Magazine. Those hot dogs on the cover look so yummy and that probably why I picked up this issue.... oh but then again it was just time for another mag.

Jays Apple Berry Brown Betty

1 stick unsalted butter melted divided in half
4 golden delicious apples peeled and cored and cut into pieces
2 cups blackberries or blueberries (of course I used the blueberries)
1/2 c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
2 T all purp flour
6 crushed sugar cones (ice cream sugar cones)
1/2 c packed lt brown sugar
1/2 nuts
1/2 kosher salt (I didn't use since I used salted butter)
Ice Cream or Whipped topping (optional)

Preheat oven 350. Butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Toss the apples, berries, granulated sugar, 1/2 t of cinnamon and 1/4 t of nutmeg, lemon zest and juice, flour and 4 T melted butter in a large bowl. Pour half of berry mixture into the buttered casserole dish. Prepare topping - combine crushed sugar cones, brown sugar, remaining cinn and nutmeg, nuts salt and remaining butter. Put half of the topping on the berries in the pan. Add remaining apple/berries and then the remainder of the topping. Bake until the apples are soft and is brown. About 40 - 45 minutes.


Lona said...

Your Apple Blueberry Brown Betty looks so yummy. I think Blueberries are the only berries I do not like.Which makes no sense at all since I love all the rest.Maybe I could substitute raspberries.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the recipe! I ordered two dwarf blueberry plants. Probably too late to get berries from them this year but maybe I will be making this next year with my own home grown blueberries. That would be cool because this looks delicious.

Daisy said...

They both look good, Becca, but that blueberry dish really looks yummy!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Loretta said...

Okay, did I miss my invite in the mail or what? LOL. It all looks soooo delicious! Trying the recipes! Hugs!

Sue said...

I am going to make the Apple Blueberry Brown Betty...I like the ingredients, especially using the sugar cones...Thanks for such a lovely plug....Once again I have company, graduations, parties etc so haven't found time to post on my blog...I really enjoy your emails

Janie said...

I also like this magazine. It consistently has good useable recipes in it.

Stephanie said...

All good and tasty ingredients! I would love to have some hehe...

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Our blackberries will be ready very soon so this will be on my list. Thanks Becca. Hope all well there. Take care. Diane

Rosemary said...

Yum to both these recipes will be trying the chicken as all the best chickens are drunk ones.

Darla said...

These both look good. I enjoy cooking and baking more in the winter months myself.

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Paula said...

Oh my goodness, Becca~ you've made my mouth water! The brown betty recipe sounds like just the thing to use with the apples from our little tree! YUMMY!

Susan said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try both recipes.