Friday, August 24, 2012

Apple Betty (repost)

Apples courtesy

Finally we are getting a few apples from our formerly barren trees. 

We washed, peeled and sliced a bowl full of the lovely fruit and poured them into a buttered Pyrex baking dish.

Here is my Mother Ruth’s favorite recipe for Apple Betty or as know by some as Apple Crisp.  This recipe is a keeper and you will want to make a copy of it for your files.

The last time I made this dish, I added a handful of blue berries that I had in the freezer.  They were a nice addition to our favorite apple desert.

Apple Betty
4 to 6 cups sliced apples
3/4 cups quick oats
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup soft butter
Optional: add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Slice the apples into a Pyrex baking dish. Mix the other ingredients in a separate bowl and sprinkle over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve hot or cold. It is also good with some ice cream.

Autumn is the season for apples, so if you do not own an apple tree, I do suggest you purchase some nice cooking apples and try this delicious and favorite recipe.

It will become your favorite method to serve baked apples.

We welcome Ann back with her Food on Friday site, after her technical problem with her computer.  All is well now!  Happy Happy day!

This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s  Food on Fridays    
Do visit her site and gather up some delicious and nutritious recipes.


  1. Yay! I'm glad to have a quick and easy Apple Betty recipe on hand (that is so much more fun than calling it "Apple Crisp"). It's something I can easily modify to be gluten-free by adding a different kind of flour.

    I won't have enough apples from my little backyard tree, but I'll pick up a bag at the store. This will be a delicious dessert for the weekend!

    Delighted to have your post at Food on Fridays today!

  2. Funny... I walked in my backyard today... I love to write Hazel... but the world has been passing me by... Our oranges are big and green on the branch... I never saw them until now... I could use your wisdom today...

    1. We sometimes miss seeing what is right in front of us! Glad you saw them today!

  3. I made it last night using your recipe on the blog post, and it was delicious! I used to make "crisps" of all kinds with different berries or rhubarb and strawberry or whatever I had on hand. Usually I made Apple Betty. But I haven't made it in so long, the kids didn't even remember. They loved it, acting like they'd never had it before!

    Big success—thanks for the inspiration! We even had a teenager guest, a friend of my daughters, and he bakes a lot. He approved, as well, and gobbled up a big serving! Ann


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