Cookbook:Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty
CategoryDessert recipes
Time1 hour

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A brown betty is an American dessert of fruit and bread crumbs. This version uses apples.




  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Sauté bread crumbs in butter.
  3. Add apples, cinnamon, sugar, and water.
  4. If the skillet is oven-proof, cover and place in the oven. If the skillet is not oven-proof, transfer to a greased casserole dish.
  5. Cover and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until apples are tender.
  6. If mixture becomes too dry during baking, add another ¼ cup of water. (Apples vary as to moisture content.)

Notes, tips, and variations

  • Serve with milk or whipped cream.
  • If cooking in a Dutch oven, preheat with 15 charcoal briquettes, ⅓ on the bottom, and ⅔ on the top.