November 2, 2008

Apple Brown Betty

One of my favorite things about fall is visiting the apple orchard. This is a picture I took from an orchard trip a few weeks ago. We bought Honeycrisp apples because they are the best to eat and Haralsons because they are my favorite to bake with (I also like Cortlands for baking). Apple orchards are a great place for a family picnic and it's been a tradition in our family for many years now. I'm making this apple brown betty recipe this week, it's a recipe that's been in my family for 3 generations. I warn you though, if you try it, it's VERY rich so serve small pieces.

Apple Brown Betty
*apples (peeled, cored and sliced thin)

*cinnamon & sugar (I use Pampered Chef Korintje Cinnamon)


* 1 c. flour

* 1 c. oatmeal

*1/2 c. butter

*1/2 tsp. baking powder

*1/2 tsp. salt

*1/2 c. brown sugar

*1/2 c. white sugar

* whipped cream

Butter baking dish and fill almost to the top with sliced apples. As you put each layer in, sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar. Prepare topping by blending ingredients with a fork. Pat topping over aples. Bake @ 350 until tip is brown and apples are tender (do NOT overbake or topping will become hard). Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

There is nothing like the smell of apple desserts baking on a fall afternoon. Enjoy!


Queenie Jeannie said...

Hi from another Happy Mom!

I love apples and orchards!! I miss that from Northern NY!!!!


The Happy Mom said...

Hey Jeannie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish I could send you some homemade Apple Betty! :)

Swirl Girl said...

I just love Honeycrisps - we get them in CA for only about two weeks.

I grew up in New England, and we had McGowan's (or McCoon's) way back when.

My girls love apples - all year round.