Apple Brown Betty
I’m sure there are many different interpretations of this old-time recipe. And as true with any apple dessert, the addition of vanilla ice cream (cinnamon would be yummy, too), freshly whipped cream, or my personal favorite, Reddi Whip from a squirt can, is always a lovely finish.
10 -12 baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
Lemon juice (for tossing apples)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ to ½ teaspoon nutmeg (to taste, optional)
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 lb. butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup hot water
juice of 1/2 lemon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Toss apples in lemon juice to coat. Arrange apples on the bottom covering all of a 12” x 9” loaf pan. Sprinkle each layer with cinnamon to taste. Mix the flour, brown sugar and nutmeg (optional) and cut the butter in until crumbly. Mix the syrup, and pour ½ over the apples. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the apples, and pour the remaining syrup over the top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, makes 5 servings. Serve with ice cream of your choice. Enjoy!