Apple Brown Betty Apple Brown Betty

Image:: Yvonne Duivenvoorden | Food Styling: Claire Stancer | Prop Styling: Catherine Doherty

This is an authentic old-fashioned dessert – apples layered with fresh bread crumbs and lemon. It's absolutely heavenly with warm Rum-Spiked Pouring Custard or vanilla ice cream. To make fresh crumbs, trim crusts, tear bread into chunks and chop in food processor until medium-fine and about the size of long-grain rice.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2008



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

In large bowl, toss together apples, sugar, lemon rind, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg; spread half over crumb base in dish. Top with another quarter of the bread crumb mixture; spread remaining apple mixture over top. Drizzle with apple juice and lemon juice. Sprinkle with remaining bread crumb mixture.

Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven until golden and apples are tender, about 45 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours; reheat if desired.)

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 172 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 258.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g


  • Iron 7.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
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Apple Brown Betty