Tested till perfect Peach Betty
Peach Betty
Photography by Jodi Pudge

Peach Betty

Brown Betties or Betties are puddings of fruit tossed with sugar and spices and layered with buttered crumbs. They are homey looking and tasting – and dead simple to make.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2010

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
  • rating starrating starrating starrating starrating star
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Portion size 8


  • 2 cups 2cupscoarse fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsalted butter, melted
  • 8 cups 8cupsthickly sliced peeled peachpeaches, (about 3 lb/1.5 kg)
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgrated lemon rind
  • 1 pinch 1pinchnutmeg
  • 1 pinch 1pinchcinnamon
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspwater
  • 2 tsp 2tsplemon juice
To change the number of servings, enter the number, then press "calculate". or reset


In bowl, toss bread crumbs with butter; spread one-quarter in 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish.

In large bowl, toss peaches, sugar, lemon rind, nutmeg and cinnamon; spread half over crumbs in dish. Top with another quarter of the bread crumb mixture; spread remaining peach mixture over top. Drizzle with water and lemon juice. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until golden and fruit is tender, 45 minutes.

How to peel peaches
With slotted spoon, lower a few peaches at a time into pot of boiling water; blanch until skin starts to peel away, about 30 seconds. Submerge immediately in bowl of ice water until cool enough to handle; peel off skins.

Nutritional Information Per servings: about

cal 215 pro 3g total fat 7g sat. fat 4g
carb 40g fibre 4g chol 15mg sodium 105mg
potassium 403mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 8 vit A 11 vit C 20
folate 8
All rights reserved. TVA Group Inc. 2015