“A Brown Betty is a simple American dessert made from fruit (usually apple) and sweetened crumbs that is thought to date back to Colonial times.”
When I was growing up mama would make this as a weeknight treat. I loved it then and I love it now! I made it this week with homemade applesauce since I had lots of fresh apples to work with but it works well with bought applesauce too.
I used an shallow (2″ deep) baking dish for this. I suggest something that isn’t “too” deep because you want plenty of room to spread the topping. (Nothing as large as a 9 x 13 x 2-inch though)
- 4 c. applesauce
- 1½ c. graham cracker crumbs
- ½ c. sugar
- 1 stick butter, melted
- Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon applesauce into the dish and set aside.
- In a small bowl combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Sprinkle over the applesauce. Drizzle melted butter over topping.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, with or without vanilla ice cream.