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apple betty

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This is an easy recipe to make and the results are absolutely delicious! It's a great dessert to enjoy this fall!

yield 6 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple betty

  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 7 c
    granny smith apples (about 5 large), peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3/4 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 c
    cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 c
    walnuts, chopped (optional)

How To Make apple betty

  • 1
    In a small bowl, add orange juice, lemon juice and vanilla extract; whisk well and set aside.
  • 2
    Cut the apples into pieces and transfer to a 2-quart casserole. Pour the juice mixture over and stir until the pieces are well coated; set aside.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 350ºF/177ºC
  • 4
    In a large bowl, add flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and sea salt. Stir the ingredients until very well combined before adding the butter. Combine with the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs using a pastry cutter, a couple butter knives, a fork, the food processor or by hand. Add chopped walnuts and mix them well into the mixture.
  • 5
    Spoon the topping evenly over the prepared apples covering the entire surface. Tap the baking dish on the counter a few times to compact the mixture.
  • 6
    Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the apples are softened but still a bit firm.
  • 7
    When it’s done, let it rest 15 minutes before serving
  • 8
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