Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty

This clipped recipe for Apple Brown Betty harkens back to the 1860s when the recipe was first mentioned in print. A “Betty” is a dessert generally made with a pudding layer, spiced fruit layer and crust layer, and often served with a lemon or creamy topping. Apparently, Apple Brown Betty was a favorite dessert of former President Ronald Reagan while he resided in the White House. This particular recipe was printed in some newspaper, somewhere. It’s impossible to figure out where though, because Fox Lake Road appears in Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and more.

Apple Brown Betty

3-4 apples, sliced, put in 1 1/2 – 2 quart casserole

1/2 c brown sugar

Dot with butter and cinnamon

Mix together and spoon over apples:

3/4 c rolled oats

3/4 c brown sugar

1/2 c flour

1/2 c shortening

Bake at 350 for 50 min. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping.

4 thoughts on “Apple Brown Betty

  1. Pingback: Baking my way downtown – Creation in Isolation

  2. Most likely this Helen is from Ohio as there is a Helen Sampson who lived there in 1950. I know this from a ways back but not really hard to track people. 😊
    Sorry my email was wrong


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