Great Grandma’s Apple Brown Betty Recipe

 

This vintage Apple Brown Betty Recipe is an american classic. Minimum ingredients and time, leaves you with this simple, yet delicious textured dessert! - happymoneysaver.com

Despite the existence of modern desserts, sometimes (especially on chilly autumn evenings) you just get craving for some of those simple, satisfying and saturated sweets – that’s when granny’s recipes come in handy.

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One of the latest recipes I pulled out of the old recipe box, is an American classic, an Apple Brown Betty Recipe – another variation of apple pie you can make from scratch without Le Cordon Bleu’s cooking skills. Just a few ingredients and 50 minutes of baking, separate you from this crunchy mouthwatering dessert. Let’s get started!

Apple Brown Betty Recipe

This vintage Apple Brown Betty Recipe is an american classic. Minimum ingredients and time, leaves you with this simple, yet delicious textured dessert! - happymoneysaver.com

Ingredients:

3 cups dried bread crumbs
3 cups sliced tart apples
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup water
1/8 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon

Preparation

First of all you should peel, core and slice your tart apples. Leave all slices in a bowl of cold water with some lemon juice in it. This trick will prevent apple slices from getting brown. Mix brown and white sugar with some ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

BrownBetty_1 Grease your baking tin and cover the bottom of it with one cup of breadcrumbs. Lay apple slices over.This vintage Apple Brown Betty Recipe is an american classic. Minimum ingredients and time, leaves you with this simple, yet delicious textured dessert! - happymoneysaver.com

Next Sprinkle the apple layer with the sugar mixture and dot with butter.

This vintage Apple Brown Betty Recipe is an american classic. Minimum ingredients and time, leaves you with this simple, yet delicious textured dessert! - happymoneysaver.com

Repeat all the layers, pour water over apples and spread last cup of breadcrumbs on top.

Cover Brown Betty with foil to prevent the top from getting too brown and place dessert in pre-heated (350F) oven for 50 minutes. After half an hour Remove foil and continue cooking. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool down a little before eating. Having a burnt tongue feels no bueno!

This vintage Apple Brown Betty Recipe is an american classic. Minimum ingredients and time, leaves you with this simple, yet delicious textured dessert! - happymoneysaver.com

What did I think of Great Grandmothers Apple Brown Betty Recipe? I thought it turned out awesome! Minimum ingredients and time and left me with this simple, yet delicious textured dessert!  The crunchy bread crumbs complemented the soft and buttery caramelized apples and I think it is the perfect dessert for this time of year! You know it’s good when you eat it for breakfast the next day… am I right?!

This vintage Apple Brown Betty Recipe is an american classic. Minimum ingredients and time, leaves you with this simple, yet delicious textured dessert! - happymoneysaver.com

And things got even more exciting when I topped my Brown Betty with a dollop of ice cream! Whipped cream works great too! I really enjoyed this old school dessert. It is the perfect fall treat!

This vintage Apple Brown Betty Recipe is an american classic. Minimum ingredients and time, leaves you with this simple, yet delicious textured dessert! - happymoneysaver.com

If you love vintage recipes, check out some more of my Great Grandmother’s recipes below:

Don’t forget to print one of these off for your own recipe box!

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Great Grandma's Apple Brown Betty Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
 

Apple Brown Betty is so easy to make and get craving for some of those simple, satisfying and saturated sweets!

Servings: 8
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Karrie
Ingredients
  • 3 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 3 cups sliced tart apples
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, core and slice your tart apples. Leave all slices in a bowl of cold water with some lemon juice in it. This trick will prevent apple slices from getting brown.
  3. Mix brown and white sugar with the ground cinnamon and nutmeg. set aside.
  4. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and cover the bottom of it with one cup of breadcrumbs. Lay apple slices over.
  5. Next Sprinkle the apple layer with the sugar mixture and dot with butter.
  6. Repeat all the layers, and pour water over last layer of apples. Spread last cup of breadcrumbs on top.
  7. Cover Brown Betty with foil to prevent the top from getting too brown and place dessert in pre-heated (350F) oven for 50 minutes. After half an hour Remove foil and continue cooking. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool down a little before eating.
  8. Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream.

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Great Grandma’s Apple Brown Betty Recipe was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by Ashleigh

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Comments

  1. I can’t wait to make this…so simple! It looks so delicious!

  2. Vicky P says:

    Hi Karrie! I just wanted you to know how happy I am to have found your site. All the vintage recipes teared me up a bit! Brought back many memories of my Grandmother & my Mother. As old as I am (a young soon to be 68), I just miss them so much. So I do look forward to visiting your homey site & share your recipes. Thank you, Gratefully, Vicky
    PS ~ I have never left comments before but was compelled to on yours!

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