The classic recipe for Apple brown betty.
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Apple Brown Betty

This is a simple and easy apple brown betty dessert that even a non baker can make. If you can cut fruit and bread, you can make this yummy comfort food dessert.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Shelly


  • 4 Apples cored, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 7 slices of Sandwich Bread White or Wheat, Cubed or Torn into Small Pieces
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 5 tablespoons of melted Butter Margarine, or Coconut Oil if you need to eat dairy free


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degree.
  • In a small bowl mix the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg together, set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl place the prepared bread and drizzle with the melted butter or other fat. Stir to coat the bread with the butter.
  • Spray a lidded casserole dish with cooking spray or butter it.
  • Add half of the apples to the bottom of the dish.
  • Sprinkle apples with 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.
  • Add half of the bread crumbs on top of apples and brown sugar. Then sprinkle with half of the spice mixture.
  • Add the rest of the apples on top.
  • Follow by 3 tablespoons more of brown sugar.
  • Then top with the rest of the bread crumbs.
  • Sprinkle with the rest of the spice mixture.
  • Finally sprinkle on the last of the brown sugar, another 3 tablespoons.
  • Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes. Uncover during the last 5 minutes of baking to brown the top.
  • Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and serve warm.



You can make this recipe dairy free by using melted coconut oil or dairy free margarine instead of the butter.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.2g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 8.3g