Apple Betty

    1 hour 15 min

    Apple Betty is a classic American pudding. It's essentially an apple crumble, perfect paired with custard or ice cream. Instead of apples you can use fresh berries, though apple is traditionally used in this dessert.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g thinly sliced apples
    • 60ml orange juice
    • 100g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 125g butter

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease a 23cm pie dish.
    2. Mound sliced apples in the pie dish. Sprinkle with orange juice.
    3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Rub in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Scatter over the apples.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Serve warm.

    Cook's note

    You can control the sweetness by increasing or decreasing the amount of topping you use.

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    You do not need orange juice !! Use water. The apple is the main flavour not orange. This is an old English/Irish/Scotish recipe. My Grand Fathers favourate. I have been making this same recipe fore close on 60years. Love it. Old is new again. Enjoy.  -  17 Sep 2012


    Easy and soooo good. I always get rave reviews when I make this dish. Don't slice the apples too thin though or they end up too mushy.  -  16 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    super delicious. This tastes mighty fine. And so easy to make too. (ps substitute some brown sugar for the white and it will taste even better.) Still the best recipie around!  -  06 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)