TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 50-60 servings


  • 2 loaves (20 ounces each) white bread with crusts, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 32 cups)
  • 2 cups butter, melted
  • 40 cups (about 12 pounds) sliced peeled apples
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 198 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Toss bread cubes with butter; divide half of the cubes among four greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Arrange apples over bread, using 10 cups per pan. Mix 2 cups of brown sugar, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon; divide into fourths and sprinkle over the apples. Mix water and lemon juice; pour a fourth into each pan. Top with remaining bread cubes. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar equally over pans. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 25-30 minutes longer. Yield: 50-60 servings.
Originally published as Ample Brown Betty in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p54

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"this is very good"

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