Carpool Apple Betty

Carpool Apple Betty

A recipe can be like a game of telephone. One person passes their famous recipe on to the members of their book club, those bookworms make some changes then pass their versions on to their kids, those kiddos grow up and make changes over time, then give the recipe to carpool moms. By the time the recipe makes its way down the line to me, the finished product is roughly the same. But the details are a mish-mash of the original, the book worms, the kids, and the carpool mom’s different tastes. And this Carpool Apple Betty is no different. I’m making some changes and passing the famous recipe along to you.

Apple Betty Up Close

This Apple Betty recipe is the one my mom has made for years and it’s always a crowd pleaser. She tailored an Apple Betty to what she wanted it to be, then I changed the quantities a bit to be what I wanted them to be. Change it up as you wish, but I promise as it is, everyone at the party will want your recipe and you won’t be taking home leftovers for the dog.

Another great thing about this recipe is that it works for every meal. With or without a  scoop of ice cream, it is the perfect dessert. But eat it in the morning, and you’ve got yourself a modified oatmeal breakfast. I’ve also served it as dinner with ham during the holidays or pork chops on a run-of-the-mill Wednesday.

Apple Betty with Ice Cream
Serve Warm with a Scoop of Ice Cream

I hope you take this recipe, make it your own and pass it along to your book club, kids, and carpool. Serve it with ice cream or ham or whatever else you want. Down the line, the dish will always turn out great, no matter how many links of the telephone chain it has been passed through.

Carpool Apple Betty
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Carpool Apple Betty is a dish that has been in our family for a long time and is always a favorite. It's a delicious dessert with or without a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a breakfast treat and even a side dish with holiday ham!

  • 6-8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 c apple juice
  • 1 c oatmeal (old fashioned or quick will work)
  • 3/4 c flour
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Place sliced apples in a baking dish so that the bottom of the dish is covered. Pour apple juice over the apples so that there is a very thin layer of juice on the bottom of the pan. 

  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the oatmeal, flour and brown sugar. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture has a crumb-like texture. 

  3. Spread the mixture evenly over the apples so that the apples are covered.  Bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and the apples are tender.

Apple Betty.jpg


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