August 10, 2022

Easy Apple Brown Betty Recipe

Easy Apple Brown Betty Recipe - The Candleberry® Candle Company
The combination of sugar, butter, cinnamon, and apples gives this Apple Brown Betty dish ultimate flavor!

Inspired by our signature Apple Brown Betty fragrance, enjoy this delicious recipe from Kim.

 Because there is no pie crust required, an Apple Brown Betty is one of the easiest apple desserts to make. It calls for the most basic pantry ingredients that you most probably already have on hand. Perfect to serve with coffee or breakfast!



Apples. Either Crispin, Granny Smith, Empire, or McIntosh. Slice the apples thinly and evenly so they soften perfectly as they bake.

Orange juice. To keep the apples from browning. You can use any acidic fruit juices, too, such as lemon, lime, or pineapple.

 All-purpose flour. The base of the crumble. While other recipes call for bread or granola for the topping, you’ll make your very own! 

Sugar. To sweeten the crumble.

Cinnamon and nutmeg.  To give the crumble that iconic fall flavor. 

Butter. Make sure it’s cold! Otherwise, you won’t be able to create those coarse crumbles.


Be careful not to overbake your Brown Betty! Take it out of the oven as soon as the topping is lightly browned.

Apple Brown Betty is best served with vanilla ice cream. The combination of hot and cold creates such a tastebud-tingling sensation! You also can’t go wrong with sweetened whipped cream. Or drizzle it with caramel sauce. It’ll be so lip-smacking delicious.

This dessert is best served warm, but it also tastes amazing when chilled. It’s gold, either way.

Got leftovers? Highly unlikely, but if you do, place them in an airtight container and store in the fridge.


Apple Brown Betty



Prep time

30 minutes

Cooking time

45 minutes


278 kcal


  • 4cups thinly sliced apples (about 2 apples)
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, sliced into cubes



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Pile apples in the pie plate and drizzle with orange juice to avoid browning.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in the butter until the mixture turns into coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs all over the apples.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!


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For more tips about this recipe, visit Kim’s full recipe here