3 lb of Red Delicious Apples: Second, the Apple Brown Betty

Red delicious apples can only be appreciated in a tasty dessert. Red delicious apples may be red but they are not delicious. The only time I buy them is when they are on sale and I want a baked apple dessert. With a 3 lb bag, I can make a pie and a brown betty.

The Apple Brown Betty was found at cooks.com with a listing for the ingredients and not much in the way of either instruction nor spice. With a few changes, I've made it my own.


350 degrees

Peel and slice 4-7 apples into half moon shapes.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar
and 1 TSP cinnamon

Sprinkle apples with the sugar mix and stir well.

Pour apples into an greased 8x11 pan.

Next combine
3/4 CUP all purpose flour
3/4 CUP brown sugar
1/8 TSP mace
1 TSP cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg

Cut 1/2 CUP cold butter into the topping mixture.
Then stir in 3/4 CUP regular dry oats.
Add the topping to the apples.

Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Stir in options & substitutions
Apple Brown Betty
Add 1/2 CUP walnuts and 1/4 CUP raisins
Blueberry Brown Betty
Substitute 2-3 cups of fresh blueberries for the apples.
Add 1/2 cup of pecans to the blueberry version
Consider substituting 1 cup granola cereal for the oats.