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Apple Brown Betty

4 servings
Prep info
30 min prep + 1 hr bake
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Time required
1 hour, 30 minutes
Oven preheat
Desserts - Misc


  • 1.5 lb apples (cooking apples, such as McIntosh or Granny Smith)
  • 4 oz bread (granary)
  • 113 g butter
  • 165 g Sugar (Brown)
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 2 T water
  • vanilla ice cream (for serving)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Peel, core, and slice apples. Place the bread slices in a food processor and blend to make fresh crumbs or finely chop it up. Mix cinnamon with brown sugar. Rub a 1-quart baking dish thickly with butter then sprinkle liberally with brown sugar mixture. Add alternating layers of sliced apples, sugar mixture, and bread crumbs, then repeat, ending with bread crumbs. Thickly sprinkle with sugar mixture and dot with extra butter. Sprinkle on the water. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until well browned on the top. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


SJ Note 2 Oct 2009: This was really good!  We were a bit short on apples, but that was okay.  It didn't call for any cinnamon, which we both found odd, but it was good without it; Chris added some to his at the table, and I've added it to the recipe for next time.  We used granary bread for the bread, and it worked out well.  Good contrast of textures, and good flavor!