Sunday, September 27, 2009

Apple Brown Betty!

Hooray, it's Fall!

As the brown leaves are beginning to cover up my sidewalk outside, I remember those days when we raked them into piles for jumping!  Fall is the fun time when we start to wear sweatshirts and begin thinking about our Halloween costumes.  The harvest time that naturally is followed by one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving!

Anyway, this is one of the best recipes I have for you, it is a favorite in my family.  My dad has made this for years.

Here it is:

  • First, fill up a 9 X 13 pan with apple slices (I use a 5-lb bag of Granny Smith apples)
  • Drizzle with 1/3 cup orange juice.
Then, mix in a bowl:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice flour + 1/2 cup potato flour (or 1 cup of any flour will do)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp. nutmeg
  • dash salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup butter
I mix the above in a microwaveable bowl, and nuke it til the butter melts.  Mixture should be crumbly.  Sprinkle evenly over the top of the apples.

Bake for 45 minutes at 350 or 375.  Crumb topping should be slightly browned.


Underground tip:  Tart apples taste the best.  A combination of different varieties of tart apples is even better.


  1. Whoa, you and I must be on the same wavelength or something - I just made some apple cinnamon muffins with a streusel topping.

    Strangely enough, I've never made a brown betty - but now I really want to! It sounds so good. And also reminds me of Peggy Hill from "King of the Hill"

  2. How easy peasy! I will be trying this. It also reminds me of King of the Hill, haha.

  3. I came upon this recipe just a few months ago, and I have now made it about a half dozen times. Wonderful! I've recently moved and have an apple tree in my yard! Looks like I'll be maing this again and again and again and..... well, you get the picture! My family loves it.