Cherry Apple Pie

Baker Bettie 4th of July, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Sweets 4 Comments

  This article was originally published by me in the June 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine. We claim pie in America as ours. And while the truth of the matter is that the origins aren’t really ours, pie feels classically American to us. I think it has to do with the way in which we’ve embraced it. We associate pie with good old fashioned cooking. Humble. Non pretentious. A dessert that anyone can relate to each other over. I don’t know what it is about pie that just feels very homey and comforting. A slice of pie feels like love. I …

Cranberry and Sage Apple Brown Bettie

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Christmas, Fall Recipes, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Skillets, Thanksgiving 4 Comments

Cranberry Apple Brown Betty is layers of bread crumbs, tart apples and cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest. It is rustic and cozy baked in a cast iron skillet. Top with cinnamon whipped cream and an apple crisp and you have a lovely dessert or indulgent breakfast!  Exactly three years ago today I went over to wordpress.com, signed up for a free domain, and created my first post. It was a whim. I had done it before. Numerous times before, actually. But something about this time stuck. Something about Baker Bettie, this sassy/confident/fun/baker/blogger version of myself, became my passion. …

Apple Cider Muffins with Almond Streusel

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Halloween, Holidays, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs 2 Comments

Apple cider muffins are bursting with apple flavor with fresh shredded apples and an apple cider reduction. These muffins are topped with a generous amount of brown sugar/almond streusel and you have a perfect fall treat! Now we are in it. We are sooooo in it. Living on the east coast fall smacks you over the head and is in your face. The vibrance of the leaves, the crispness of the air, the dreary grey skies… Yeah, sure. We have all of that in Kansas. But it just seems more intense here. Like fall was made for the northeast. I don’t …

Cheddar Apple Scones with Fresh Rosemary

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Scones 1 Comment

Can we all just step away from the pumpkin spice for a moment? Just for a moment. I promise you can get right back at your latte soon. But just consider that as delicious as pumpkin spice is, there are other fall flavor combinations that are equally as exciting. Maybe even more so! I created this fall recipe for VRAI Magazine to try and take a little break from the norm. Do something a little different. Apples, cinnamon, sharp cheddar, and fresh rosemary come together in this amazingly warm and cozy flavor profile. And I put that into scones! What …

Spiced Rum Apple Cream Cheese Tart

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Sweets 3 Comments

This easy apple cream cheese tart is soaked in spiced rum! A very simple apple tart made with puff pastry, cream cheese, and spiced rum. Serve warm with ice cream! Hello long lost friends! I have missed you so much! Well I’ve missed my husband most, but you all are a close second! Life is cRAZy right now. Seriously, cray-cray. And I feel like I’ve been starting out soo many of my posts this way lately. And I’m sorry. I am in my last month of culinary classes while continuing to work and this makes for some seriously long days. …