Apple Betty

"This is the recipe for apple betty found in the old Better Homes and Garden Cookbook from the 70's. You can't find this anymore, they've changed the recipe in the new one. This is so simple but completely delicious."
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  • Mound apples in buttered 9 inch pie pan; sprinkle with the orange juice.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in bowl.
  • Sprinkle over apples.
  • Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping crisp.

Questions & Replies

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  1. crabbejudith
    did you melt the butter, or dice it and work it in with a pastry blender?
  2. lindahassemer
    I loved that cookbook! Do you have the recipe for oat bars? It’s been changed and I’ve lost the original.
  3. Valerie M.
    Do you have to put orange juice in it
  4. goendeff2016
    Do you use a pie crust I have never made one of these before what is the better Apple to use delicious Macintosh or Granny Smith any help with this would be really appreciate it


  1. sarafina75
    Thank you so much for posting this!!! This is the recipe that I grew up with, my mom would make it for my birthday every year at my request. I have been looking all over for this recipe without the oats, breadcrumbs and other junk that's been added to the crumble recipe over the years. It's fabulous as is. Also, I've added a few berries to the apples when they're in season for a little added kick. Again, thanks for your post and shame on good cook books for changing tried and true recipies and leaving the name the same. Thanks again!
  2. Brittb216
    My grandma has the exact recipe in her old cookbook. I was literally writing it down and decided to search and see if anyone had the exact recipe and I found you!! I'm so glad because this is SO amazing! I love when my grandma pulls out her old recipes, they are always so delicious and amazing!! Thanks!!!
  3. carolcowan58
    The most simple recipe and by far, the best!
  4. Chopsy
    I lost my recipe-so glad to find this again! It is DELICIOUS!
  5. Pechsth
    Yay!!! I'm so glad you posted this recipe. I used to make this lots but the ex took my recipe book years ago. This is a wonderful & easy way to use fresh apples (firm & tart ones are the best!). My Mom asked me to make this for the now I can!


  1. Mary B.
    I use this recipe for topping my apple crumb pie because it tastes better.


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