Apple Brown Betty

A betty is a classic American dessert consisting of layers of spiced fruit and buttered breadcrumbs. We used whole wheat French bread to make the crumbs.


8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 22 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 144
Fat 4.8 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 26.1 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 89 mg
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fiber 2.1 g
Calcium 20 mg


1 1/2 cups coarse fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided
2 pounds McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
4 tablespoons apple cider, divided
1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, salt, granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons butter.

Combine apple, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, remaining 1 tablespoon butter, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons cider, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl.

Sprinkle half of crumb mixture in bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon apple filling over crumb mixture, and sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over apple; spoon remaining 2 tablespoons cider over crumbs.

Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.


Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

January 2008
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