This homey apple recipe dates back to Colonial times in America. Made with layers of sliced fresh apples and plump raisins, and sprinkled with sugar and spices in a buttery oat topping, it is lower in fat than many apple desserts.
Apple Brown Betty reminds us of a time when food was prepared simply from the fruits of earth.
6 Golden Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced
3/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup quick oats
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat an 11-inch by 7-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, apple juice concentrate, raisins, cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons of the flour. Spoon into the prepared dish.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, butter, and the remaining 1/3 cup of flour. Stir to mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over the apple mixture. Bake for 1 hour, or until bubbly and golden brown, Serve warm.