Breakfast buffet
October 5th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

Just in time for apple picking season, October 5 is Brown Betty Day - but what the heck is a Brown Betty anyway?

Similar to an apple crisp or cobbler, it's all the taste of apple pie without futzing with the crust. Sliced apples are sprinkled and layered with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped nuts and buttered bread crumbs.

The dessert is then dotted with butter and baked until brown. Serve warm with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream and you've got yourself a genuinely sweet ode to autumn that's easy as pie.

What's on TV?

"Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn" - Hallmark Channel, 11 a.m. ET
It's a Jamaican feast with curried chicken, greens, mango chutney and banana daiquiris.

"Julie & Julia" - Starz Comedy, 2:35 p.m. ET
Amateur chef/blogger, Julie Powell, decides to try out every recipe in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child. Bon appétit!

"Come Dine with Me" – BBC, 10 p.m. ET
Amateur chefs in Newcastle, England, cook and vie for a £1000 prize.

"Chopped" - Food Network, 10 p.m. ET
Four chefs compete for $10,000 – but will their 'Chopped' dreams be thwarted by the secret ingredients?

"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" - NBC, 12:35 a.m. ET
Bad boy chef turned television host, Anthony Bourdain, drops by.

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  1. Natch

    Does that come with a side of insulin?

    October 6, 2010 at 7:37 am | Reply
  2. Kim

    I love, peach, cherry! I found some really good recipes at

    October 6, 2010 at 7:28 am | Reply
  3. JTW

    My mother grew up in the Depression and used to say that all they had was apple pie for breakfast.. I got to love it!

    October 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  4. Popeye

    Sounds great. But you need to drizzle some high fructose corn syrup over your brown betty and ice cream for that finishing sugary touch.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Reply

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