16 Reviews

This is an excellent recipe to put to use those apples God made. There are a few things that I found important in making this recipe taste good though. The apples you use can make or break this recipe. I made this recipe with granny smith apples, and it was pretty good, but nothing really special. Now, when I used Missourri galas, it was extraordinary. My mom said it was better than any apple pie she has had in restaurants. The sweetness of the MO galas really made the difference, and the granny smith's paled in comparison with their tartness. I also used Penzey's spices cinammon which is still fairly new (this is a blend of about 4 different kinds of cinammon). If you ever get ahold of that cinammon, you won't regret it. Don't forget to top each piece off with one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Choose a fairly normal or old fashioned vanilla ice cream that doesn't have a fakey vanilla taste like you would find in Blue Bunny for example. We actually found a decent, but cheap brand at Aldi called Sundae Shop that worked very well on top of this brown betty.

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sjones8295 October 04, 2009

My kids and I thought it tasted great. Used a combo of granny smith apples and gala. They were quite large so I ended up having to add a bit more of all the ingredients. Doubled the syrup but didn't double the topping so I stuck wanting more of the topping while eating this. Think I'll just double it from now on. Great taste though.

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buttercup0009 September 19, 2010

This was delicious and simple. I used Fuji apples. Next time I think I'll try adding a some vanilla bean to help bring out the flavors. Thanks for sharing. Made for No-Nonsense Nibblers Germany/Benelux ZWT6.

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Scarlett516 June 02, 2010

Oh this was better than expected but it was too sweet so I suggest cutting down the sugar unless you like really sweet. I made this gluten free using a rice flour mix (white rice flour half the amount of tapioca starch). I used gala apples and salted butter. I used room temperature spring water which I don't think made a difference. Made for ZWT6 Germany/Benelux region, for my team, The Ya Ya Cookerhood.

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UmmBinat May 29, 2010

For a dessert, this is total comfort food. The flavor was superb. I was hoping to have some left for my lunch today, unfortunately my family ate every bit of it last night. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

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Dreamgoddess June 06, 2006

This IS NOT my grandma's brown betty! This is more like apple crisp. The difference between a betty and a crisp is the betty uses bread (sometimes cake) crumbs or small cubes, while a crisp uses a flour/butter crumb mixture.

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MarBos May 24, 2015

We made trhis tonight but used pears and it was awesome. Just a thought.

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rtm2007 November 23, 2012

Delicious and Yummy. My family loved this dessert. Will be making again. Made as written. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag. Thank You.

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MomLuvs6 October 17, 2012

I was walking the dogs in the park and DD rang begging to have a taste of this dessert. As i had made 3 small ones I said yes and she has given it 5 stars !! I made no changes to the recipe at all. Made for ZWT 6.

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katew June 19, 2010

I nearly forgot to post here. This was very good and the next time I make it I will add some cranberries and nuts to a wonderful dish. I used Gala apples .Thanks for posting made for Zwt6 for the Xtra Hot Dishes

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bigbadbrenda June 04, 2010
Grandma's Apple Brown Betty