Dessert Ketchup

I have a dozen tasks to accomplish before biting the bullet and PACKING* for Viva, like, immediamente, but instead I’m going to share with you this potentially horrifying recipe which I read last night in a 1956 issue of True Story.

No. 4, Ketchup in Dessert**

Heat oven to 350° F. (moderate). Place 4 cups sliced tart apples in buttered shallow baking dish. Combine 1/2 cup Heinz Ketchup and 2 tbs. lemon juice. Spoon over apples. Mix 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/3 cup softened butter or margarine until crumbly. Spread over apples. Bake 40 min. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Serves 6 to 8.

I’m really, truly hoping that one of my readers (ahem, that’s you) decides to make this. I’m curious. Like the way you’d drive past a car accident, sick to your stomach but looking anyway. That kind of curious.


*My garment bag has been “packed” for weeks, although dresses keep getting cycled in/out. It’s the bulky stuff (shoes, handbags, HBA) that needs organizing. I’m rully-rully hoping to get it all into my Big Red Suitcase this year, instead of my Gigantic Orange Suitcase.

**This recipe was part of a “name the dish” contest, with a grand prize of $5,000. I’m curious as to what the winning entry wound up calling it!


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