A totally delicious ending to any meal, a great nighttime snack, or a breakfast treat, this old fashioned, sweet, and tasty Apple Brown Betty recipe is easy to make and a wonderful use of fresh apples.
Apple Brown Betty Recipe
This is one of my favorite fresh apple recipes! I have been making this for over 35 years now (wow, am I getting old!) There is not an apple season I do not make this terrific apple dessert.
I would call apple brown Betty the perfect autumn comfort food. There are several variations out there. While I will exchange oats for granola or muesli depending on what I have in the house, the basic recipe is always the same.
Remember that apples are a delicious source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Check out the apples from New York website for more apple nutritional information! And, here is a great article with all the benefits apples bestow upon our bodies!
New York State is the second largest apple producing state. We have apple orchards that surround the hunting land. We also have organic apple trees on the hunting land that hubby will harvest each fall. We have no idea what type of apples they are, but they are firm, sweet-tart, and very delicious.
Tips for making this Apple Brown Betty Recipe:
● This apple dessert tastes better when you use a sweeter apple. Some good choices are:
Source: US Apple Association that has these great tips and descriptions so you can choose the perfect apple for the “task”
● Crispin – Sweet, refreshing, and super crisp.
Best use: eating, baking, freezing, or cooking into a sauce.
● Empire – From the Empire State, New York, these delicious apples are a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh and were developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. This crisp, juicy apple has a delightful sweet-tart flavor and creamy white flesh.
Best use: all-purpose apple.
Available between September and July.
● McIntosh – Juicy, tangy, tart McIntosh has a tender, white flesh. Best use: snacking, applesauce, pies
Available September through May
Note: while I said sweet-apple I find McIntosh to be a great all-purpose baking apple that is widely available.
● 8 Tablespoons of butter = ½ cup = 1 stick in the United States
● The topping is traditionally rolled oats. I have experimented over the years and have also used granola OR muesli. You want one of the three to equal ½ a cup, NOT ½ a cup of each.
● Serve with vanilla ice cream when slightly warm. When serving cold, I find real whipped cream to be a great accompaniment!
If you like homemade apple recipes, try these delicious apple deserts:
● Apple Cinnamon Croissant Cake Recipe
● Cinnamon Apple and Walnut Holiday Bread Recipe
● Country Style Fried Apples Recipe
Apple Brown Betty Recipe Ingredients:
● 6 cups Apples, peeled, cored and diced
● 3 TBSP Lemon Juice
● ¾ cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
● ½ cup Flour
● ½ cup Rolled Oats OR Granola OR Muesli
● 8 TBSP Butter, divided
● 1 tsp Cinnamon
Apple Brown Betty Mise en Place:
● Nonstick Spray
● 13″x9″ Baking Dish
● Cutting Board
● Measuring Cup
● Measuring Spoons
● Pastry Cutter
Apple Brown Betty Recipe Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Lightly spray a 13 x9 pan with non-stick baking spray.
3. Place peeled, cored, and diced apples at the bottom of the 13 x 9 pan, spreading to fill the pan.
4. Sprinkle lemon juice over apples.
5. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, 1/3 cup butter, cinnamon, and oats OR granola OR muesli (for this picture I used granola).
6. Cut butter into dry ingredients until well blended and pebbly.
7. Sprinkle mixture over the apples in the pan.
8. Cut remaining butter into pieces and dot top of the mixture.
9. Bake on 375° until brown and bubbly, 40-45 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and allow to cool 10-15 minutes before serving.
11. May be served warm or cold, and can be topped with ice cream or whipped cream.
Apple Brown Betty Recipe
A totally delicious ending to any meal, a great nighttime snack, or a breakfast treat, this old fashioned, sweet and tasty Apple Brown Betty recipe is easy to make and a wonderful use of fresh apples.
- 6 cups Apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 3 TBSP Lemon Juice
- ¾ cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
- ½ cup Flour
- ½ cup Rolled Oats OR Granola OR Muesli
- 8 TBSP Butter, divided
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Lightly spray a 13 x9 pan with non-stick baking spray.
- Place peeled, cored, and diced apples at the bottom of the 13 x 9 pan, spreading to fill the pan.
- Sprinkle lemon juice over apples.
- In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, 1/3 cup butter, cinnamon, and oats OR granola OR muesli (for this picture I used granola).
- Cut butter into dry ingredients until well blended and pebbly.
- Sprinkle mixture over the apples in the pan.
- Cut remaining butter into pieces and dot the top of the mixture.
- Bake at 375° until brown and bubbly, 40-45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool 10-15 minutes before serving.
- May be served warm or cold, and can be topped with ice cream or whipped cream.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 5gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.
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Laura Ford says
It was delicious. I made it vegan by using plant based butter and raw sugar.
I’m not the biggest apple dessert fan, but that looks delicious!
This looks tasty! Looking forward to giving this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!
This looks so delicious.Thank you for sharing with us at HomeMatterParty. We would love you to have you again next week.
Charlotte Clark says
Does the butter need to be cold and is margarine ok to use Thanks
The butter does not need to be cold. I have never used margarine. If you prefer it, I do not see why it wouldn’t work – except possibly – it could separate.