Apple Brown Betty

This classic recipe came from the need to use stale bread and whatever fruit happened to be around, which frequently meant apples.

Yield: 8 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 284
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 55.8g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Calcium: 121mg


  • 4 (1-ounce) slices bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 6 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place bread in a food processor or blender; process until finely ground to measure 2 cups. Combine breadcrumbs and butter; set aside. Combine sugars and next 3 ingredients (sugars through allspice) in a large bowl. Stir in apple and the next 4 ingredients (apple through vanilla). Spoon 3 cups apple mixture into an 8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup breadcrumb mixture. Top with remaining apple and breadcrumb mixtures. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Spoon into 8 serving bowls; top each with 1/2 cup ice cream.
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