Grandma 2O’s Apple Brown Betty

12 inch Dutch oven - Serves 10-12


Mix together:

6 cups tart apples, peeled cored and sliced

½ cup sugar


Spread evenly over bottom of Dutch oven


Top with:

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup oats

¾ cup flour

½ cup butter, softened

1cup pecans, chopped

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg


Bake using 8 charcoal briquets on the bottom and 13 briquetls on the top for 20 minutes. Remove from bottom heat. Continue cooking until apples are tender and topping is brown. Serve with ice cream or heavy cream poured over the top.


Historical Note


When I was small my grandma fixed this for me as often as I asked.  Her Dutch oven was just a little different than the ones I use, hers went into the oven (it had been my great grandmother’s). The Dutch oven had no legs and the lid was dome shaped with no lip. I grew up thinking any black pot that was big and deep was a Dutch oven and could produce some great food.



                                           - The Ewings Allen, TX