The cinnamon was a nice touch.
Apple Brown Betty and I go way back. It was one of the first desserts I made when I joined my instant family. The original recipe came from a Company’s Coming cookbook and for whatever reason did not include cinnamon. Apples and brown sugar but no cinnamon… yeah I added some.
My 11 year-old stepson agreed and said the “the cinnamon was a nice touch”. I melted and Apple Brown Betty became a family favourite dessert. Since then, I’ve refined the original recipe to increase the flavours and cut down on the sugar.
Making Apple Brown Betty on a boat
This is one of the easiest desserts to make on a boat – only nine ingredients (including water) and one hour of prep and cooking until a warm and delicious dessert is ready.
I generally use Granny Smith apples as I enjoy their tartness and they stand-up well to being baked. But feel free to use your favourite or whatever apples you have on board. Peeling them is also optional. I never do – it seems like an extra step that isn’t necessary. The peels cook down and give the dessert a hint of colour.
Plant based butter works well in this recipe so both vegans and carnivores will enjoy this dessert.
Boat Tested and Tasted!
This Apple Brown Betty was tested and tasted on a 1978 Tollycraft 37 Sedan using a MagicChef Propane Stove. See other boat tested and tasted recipes.
Apple Brown Betty (Plant Based)
- 5 apples sliced - about 6 cups, I like to use Granny smith and I don't peel them but that is a personal preference.
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar to taste
- 1/2 cup butter dairy or non dairy
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Place apple slices in ungreased baking dish (about 3 quart size)
- Mix together vinegar, water, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Pour over apples.
- Combine flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Add butter and mix with hands until topping resembles coarse crumbs.
- Spread over apples and press down lightly.
- Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes
Stay safe and happy cruising!
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