Joleen’s Easy Apple Brown Betty

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Not only is Joleen Kinakin an amazing resource for helping students with grants, loans, scholarships and budgetting,

http://selkirk.ca/financial-information/financial-aid/financial-aid-support

but she is also the cook and coordinator for the Castlegar Dinner Club.  Her crew made this easy, nutritious dessert and you can too!

Easy Apple Betty

Ingredients:

6 – 8 apples, peeled and sliced

Cinnamon – sprinkle to taste

Crust:

½ cup butter, room temperature

1 cup brown sugar

¾ cup flour

Method:

Fill small cake pan with sliced apples.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  If apples are tart, you might want to add a small amount of sugar on top too.  Omit sugar if already using sweet apples.

Crust – cream butter and brown sugar together.  Add flour and mix with a fork till crumbly.  Sprinkle over top of apples and firmly pat down.  Bake at 350⁰ F for 40 mins.  Serve warm with whipping cream or ice cream.  Serves 6 – 8.

Note:  I like to use several different types of apples and may even throw in a pear.   Basically, I simply cut up apples and fill the cake pan (9×12) til about ¾ full and top with crust.  Looks messy but tastes great!

Variation for Top Crust:

Apple Crisp – Replace the above top crust recipe with:

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

6 Tablespoons butter,  cut into small pieces

Combine flour, oats, and brown sugar in a large bowl until well-combined.  Add in pieces of butter and use a fork (or your hands) to combine mixture until it becomes crumbly.  Sprinkle mixture over top of apples.  Bake.photo-39 photo-6  AppleCrisp

Nutrition Facts:

  • The active principles in the cinnamon spice are known to have anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-septic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), carminative and anti-flatulent properties (who knew?)
  • Cinnamon has the highest anti-oxidant strength of all the food sources in nature
  • Apples with the skin on are a great source of fibre and vitamin C and they are a natural breath freshener!
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