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The Sweet Delight of the Apple Betty

Looking for a sweet and scrumptious way to round off your dinner? Look no further than the apple betty! This humble dessert has been around for over a century, but it’s still a beloved treat today. Picture tender apples, warm cinnamon, and a crisp topping of bread crumbs – it’s a heavenly combination that’s as comforting as it is delicious. So, if you’re ready to satisfy your sweet tooth, grab your apron and let's get started!

Despite its age, nobody knows exactly when apple betty originated. It’s believed to have come from the UK or America and is often considered a variation of the apple crisp. But, while the crisp has a crumbly topping made of flour, butter, and sugar, the betty has a mix of bread crumbs, butter, and sugar. Along with the apples, these three essential ingredients form the classic apple betty.

The apple betty isn’t just a sweet treat; it’s a well-loved dessert that has stood the test of time. It’s easy to prepare, satisfying, and the perfect way to show off your baking prowess. So, next time you find yourself longing for a sweet treat, try this recipe out and savor the moment. Happy Baking!

How to Make the Perfect Apple Betty


6 to 8 medium-sized apples peeled and sliced thinly

1 cup of sugar

1 tbsp. of ground cinnamon

⅔ cup of bread crumbs

½ cup of melted unsalted butter

Lemon juice

Vanilla extract



Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Grease a baking dish generously with butter.

In a large bowl, mix the sliced apples with sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs and melted butter.

Assembling the Betty:

Begin by making a layer of sliced apples in the baking dish.

Add a layer of bread crumbs mix, and continue layering in the dish.

Make sure your last layer is the breadcrumbs.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for forty-five minutes.

Remove your apple betty from the oven, remove the aluminum foil, and bake for a further 15 minutes.

Serve warm and enjoy!


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