Here is a nice looking Food.com® recipe for a comfort food dessert. Brown Bettys have been around for a very long time, for you can find recipes for them in old cookbooks.
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10 to 12 baking apples, e.g. Granny Smith, peeled, cored and sliced
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 1/4 cups of flour
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 lb. of butter
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of hot water
1 1/2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
Set the oven at 350ºF.
Arrange the apple slices in the bottom of a lightly buttered 13x9x2 glass baking dish. Then sprinkle the apple slices with the cinnamon.
Mix the flour and the brown sugar in a two quart mixing bowl, then cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
Syrup: Combine the ingredients listed above and mix well.
Drizzle half of the syrup mixture over the apples.
Cover the apple mixture evenly with the crumbly flour, sugar and butter mixture.
Pour the remaining syrup over the top of the flour mixture.
Bake at 350ºF for one hour.
Serve the dessert hot with a generous dollop of whipped cream and/or a side of vanilla ice cream.