Evelyn's Apple Brown Betty

2
Marcia McCance

By
@mmccance

Before posting my mother's recipe for Apple Brown Betty which could be called a "coffee cake" I checked out a few other ones. I did not find one that is exactly like this one, so am posting this one too.

My mother liked her food tasty, plain, and simple with just enough spice but not overpowering spices, so if you like yours this way, too, you may enjoy this recipe.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

MIX AND SET ASIDE:

1 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt

PREPARE:

4 c
apples, pared, cored, and sliced
2 c
dry bread crumbs

TOPPING:

1/4 c
water
juice of one lemon
1-2 Tbsp
butter (for dotting on top)

HOT VANILLA SAUCE:

2 c
milk
1 tsp
flour (to thicken) (could use cornstarch if prefer)
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Evelyn's Apple Brown Betty

Step-by-Step

  • 1Layer 1/3 of the bread crumbs in the bottom of a well greased baking dish
  • 2Next, layer half of the apples and half of the sugar mixture
  • 3Layer 1/3 more of the crumbs
  • 4Layer the rest of the apples and sugar mixture
  • 5Final layer of crumbs
  • 6Mix together the 1/4C water and the juice of one lemon and pour it over the entire pan...
  • 7dot with butter over the whole pan
  • 8Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
  • 9Serve with hot vanilla sauce. (see below)
  • 10HOT VANILLA SAUCE:
    Add flour to cold milk and stir.
    Place all ingredients in sauce pan and heat to make sauce. (You may add more or less sugar and vanilla, to taste. You may also add a little butter for flavor, too, if you like.)

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About Evelyn's Apple Brown Betty

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #apple, #coffee