I call this recipe an Apple Betty. But the earlier versions use browned bread cubes and brown sugar layered with apples. I’m guessing someone named Betty had some leftover bread and combined it with apples. Voila, Apple Betty!
I love this recipe for two reasons:
1) it tastes absolutely delicious and
2) you don’t have to grease the pan! I don’t know why, but that is a real plus for me.
Favorite Apple Betty
Combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, and water. Simmer 5 – 10 minutes just until apples are beginning to get tender. Pour into ungreased 9-inch pie pan. Sprinkle the following crumb topping over the apples:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Blend brown sugar and butter. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Mixture will be crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
Bake at 350° F for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
Others might call this an Apple Crisp, although it really doesn’t get crispy on top nor does it have any oatmeal. It is a simple recipe well worth trying.
Best to you,