It’s tough to find fresh fruit in the Winter that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, or that doesn’t travel halfway around the world to arrive in my local grocery store. So we mainly eat apples, bananas, and oranges. And last week I seemed to have apples overflowing my fruit basket–gala, granny smith, yellow delicious, jazz, figi–you name it. What on earth could I do with so many apples?
Make Apple Betty!
My mom used to make this dessert growing up, and I often requested it on my birthday. In reality, it’s quite simple: peeled and sliced apples soaked in orange juice and topped with a buttery crumble topping.
But I was curious to remedy this recipe with freshly ground flour in my Vitamix Dry Grains container.
First I peeled and sliced the apples, then tossed them with orange juice and cinnamon in my baking dish.
Next, I ground hard white wheat berries into approximately 2 cups of flour in my Vitamix Dry Grains container. Then, I poured the sugar and melted butter into the Vitamix Dry Grains container and ran the machine on medium speed until coarse crumbs began to form. I dumped that on top of the apples and baked for an hour.
What’s better than making a homemade dessert while only dirtying a few dishes? One baking dish, one cutting board, and one blender cup (which happens to also be self-cleaning). I call that a baking success!
- 9 apples of mixed varieties, peeled and sliced
- ¾ cup orange juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon + 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1½ sticks butter, melted
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1½ cups hard white wheat berries, ground into 2 cups flour
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Pour the orange juice into a 9x13 glass baking dish.
- Peel and slice the apples. Then add the apples and 1 tsp cinnamon to the baking dish with the orange juice. Toss to combine.
- Grind the wheat berries in the Vitamix Dry Grains container on high for one minute to yield approximately 2 cups of flour.
- Add the sugar to the Vitamix Dry Grains container and run on low for 15 seconds to combine.
- Add the melted butter to the Vitamix Dry Grains container and run on medium for 30 seconds until coarse crumbs form.
- Pour dry mixture evenly over the apples.
- Bake for 1 hour at 375°F.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 5gSugar: 41gProtein: 4g