Apple Brown Betty Recipe
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Apple Brown Betty Recipe

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This treat can whipped up in no time. It costs little to prepare, but it's big on flavor.—Florence Palmer, Marshall, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 slices white bread, toasted
  • 3 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 456 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 78 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Tear toast into bite-size pieces; place in a greased 1-1/2-qt. casserole. Top with apples. Combine sugars and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Drizzle with butter.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour, stirring after 30 minutes. Serve warm with cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apple Brown Betty in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p19

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"I used this recipe as a go-by, making a few changes: I omitted the white sugar, leaving just 1/2 cup of brown, and replaced one slice of bread with a half-cup of walnuts. It came out delicious, and we did not miss the omitted sugar.

I served it topped with warm custard sauce."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"I recall preparing this recipe when it was featured in Taste of Home! If baking apples aren't available, I'll use other firm apples such as Gala, Honey Crisp or Fuji besides the Granny Smith apples which I basically use for baking! One time, I had prepared this dessert for a friend who has a sugar sensitivity (NOT diabetic, though)! I'd used 1/2 to 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice and 1/4 cup of maple syrup-the secret with these natural liquid sweetening agents is using just enough so that ingredients don't get soggy and "swim"!

I've also prepared this recipe using the sugar called for in the recipe! delowenstein"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"I haven't made this yet, but I gzve been looking for this recipe for a long time! I can't wait to try it!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"Few ingredients, easy to prepare and most importantly it is delicious!!! It is also fantastic topped with reg or choc cool whip. Will make this again many more times."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"Quick and easy to make, no leftovers though. I will try a double batch next time."

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