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Apple Brown Betty

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/3 cup 65g / 2.3ozButter or margarine - melted
2 cups 292g / 10ozSoft bread crumbs
6 cups 1422mlApples; pared - cored and chopped
1/2 cup 80g / 2.8ozGranulated or brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlNutmeg or mace
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCinnamon
1 tablespoon 15mlLemon rind - grated
2 tablespoons 30mlLemon juice
1/4 cup 59mlwater

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375F. Toss the bread crumbs with the melted butter, and arrange 1/3 of the crumb mixture in a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Cover with 1/2 of the apples and 1/2 of the combined mixture, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and rind, blended well.

Cover with 1/3 of the bread mixture, the rest of the apples and the rest of the combined mixture. Spoon on the lemon mixture, lemon juice and water combined and well blended, and top with the rest of the crumbs. Cover and bake in a moderately-hot oven, 375F, for 1/2 hour. Uncover and continue baking for another 1/2 hour or until the apples are done.

To Serve:  Top with cream, whipped cream with a little cinnamon sprinkled over the top, grated cheese or ice cream.  Peach Brown Betty Substitute 6 cups of fresh peaches for the apples in the above recipe.


For 2 to 3 servings Halve each of the ingredients, make as directed, using a 1-Quart casserole. Bake, covered, at 350F., for 1/2 hour. Uncover and bake for an additional 1/2 hour or until the apples or peaches are done.

Jill Gonzalez, Austin


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