Apple Betty – A Family Recipe from The Hubby

The Hubby’s family absolutely loves this dish.  The recipe has been passed down the generations from his mom’s side of the family.  Even the version of it that I have from my sister-in-law suggests improvisation!  When he was growing up, he and his siblings used to call it “Apple Belly” – so cute!

This is best served warm and you can top it with some vanilla ice cream or what I did for this, was added a couple of tablespoons of sugar to 1 cup whipping cream and made my own whipped topping.  

Add more or less to this recipe to please your own taste buds, enjoy!

Apple Betty
Serves 6
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  1. 4 cups peeled, sliced, tart apples
  2. 1/4 cup orange juice
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. Salt
  8. 1/2 cup butter
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mound apples in a buttered 9-inch pie plate, sprinkle with orange juice.
  3. Combine sugar, flour, spices, and a dash of salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  4. Top the apples with this mixture.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is crisp.
  1. As you are making the topping, you can add more butter, cinnamon, and/or sugar to make more of the crust.
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  • Looks delicious. Look forward to giving this a try.


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