Comfort Food with Grandma’s Apple Betty

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Nothing says fall comfort food quite like Chicken Pot Pie and Apple Betty. Two flavors I grew up on – chicken pot pies and my Grandma’s Apple Betty.Pot Pie and Apple Betty

My mom always kept Pot Pies ready in her freezer. That pie, fresh from the oven, was always comfort in a golden, flaky crust. I loved eating my own pot pie as a teenager, and now that the pot pies come in family size I can feed my whole family with one family size pie.
This weekend, the weather turned rainy and fall like, so my mom and I decided to welcome the season with a pot pie and my Grandma’s famous Apple Betty. I jumped at the opportunity to learn how to make my Grandma’s Apple Betty, and I can’t wait to share the recipe with you!

This delicious Apple Betty is the perfect paring for a family size pot pie.2015-11-09_0015

The pot pie bakes for 1 hour 35 min at 375 degrees, and the Apple Betty cooks beautifully at that temperature and time frame. Just preheat the oven, and put the Apple Betty together. Once the oven preheats put both the pot pie and the Apple Betty in the oven together.

Even though I’ve been cooking for years, I still struggle with getting all the parts of my meal on the table at once. This pairing turns out perfect everytime- no worrying about one dish growing cold while waiting on the other!

Grandma's Apple Betty Recipe

Ingredients:Apple Betty Ingredients

  • 9 apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 slices of bread

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Wash and slice enough apples to fill a 2 quart dish, packed tightly.Apple Betty Directions

Mix 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar.Apple Betty Directions

Pour the sugar-water mixture over the apples in the casserole dish.Apple Betty Directions

Cut 4 tablespoons of butter into small pats, and place them on top of the apples.Apple Betty Directions

Sprinkle the top with 1/4 teaspoon each apple pie spice and cinnamon.Apple Betty Directions

Bake the apples for 30 minutes, then baste them with the water in the dish.Apple Betty Directions

After another 30 minutes, remove the apples from the oven and add 3 slices of loaf bread, torn into small pieces. Gently mix the bread into the apples.Apple Betty Directions

Return the dish to the oven for another 20 minutes, or until the breading is slightly brown. Apple Betty Directions

Now, remove both the pot pie and the Apple Betty from the oven for the perfect fall meal!Pot Pie and Apple Betty

Grandma's Apple Betty

Grandma's Apple Betty
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 slices of bread

Instructions

  1. Preheat the over to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash and slice enough apples to fill a 2 quart dish, packing the apples in tightly.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a measuring cup.
  4. Pour the sugar water mixture over the sliced apples.
  5. Cut the 4 tablespoons of butter into small pats, and place them on top of the apples.
  6. Sprinkle the top with 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon and apple pie spice.
  7. Bake the apples for 30 minutes, then baste them with the liquid in the dish.
  8. Cook another 30 minutes, then add 3 slices of bread (torn into small pieces).
  9. Stir the bread into the apples gently.
  10. Return to the oven for another 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1597Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 795mgCarbohydrates: 314gSugar: 249gProtein: 11g

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22 Comments

  1. Of all the frozen convenience foods out there, Marie Callender’s is my absolute favorite. I love using prepared foods to cut down on weekday dinner prep — and you have a great idea, pairing two items that can be cooked side by side.

  2. Chicken pot pie is such a comfort food and your Apple Betty looks like it compliments it perfectly! This is a meal that would be amazing on this cold winter nights!

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