October 5th is National Apple Betty Day. Yum, October is a great month for many apple recipes. All those yummy apples that are being harvested right now!
So in celebration, I will be making an Apple Brown Betty today and I thought I would share my favorite recipe with you.
Bread, toasted and cubed, about 6 slices (I sometimes use stale bread for this)
5-6 tart apples, peeled, cored & sliced
1 – 1 1/2 c. sugar, mixed with about 1 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. melted butter
1 c. orange juice
Butter or grease a baking dish. Place a layer of toast cubes in the dish. Drizzle butter over the toast.
Add a layer of apple slices. Drizzle with orange juice. Repeat until deep dish is filled, ending with a layer of toast. Add dobs of butter to the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes until bubbles and apples are done. Serve warm topped with Hard Sauce. Serves 6 or more.
1/2 C butter
1/2 C sugar
1 T brandy
dash of almond extract
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in the brandy and almond extract.