Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty Recipe
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Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty Recipe

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If I had to define the "Betty" of Apple Brown Betty, she'd be a smart and thrifty Southern gal with a knack for creating simple, soul-comforting desserts. In this sweet dish, spiced apples are slow-cooked between layers of cinnamon-raisin bread cubes for a wonderful twist on the traditional oven-baked classic. —Heather Demeritte, Scottsdale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 5 medium tart apples, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 cups cubed day-old cinnamon-raisin bread (about 10 slices)
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional


  1. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. In a large bowl, drizzle butter over bread cubes; toss to coat.
  2. Place 2 cups bread cubes in a greased 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Layer with half of the apple mixture and 2 cups bread cubes. Repeat layers. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until apples are tender. Stir before serving. If desired, top with whipped cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p89

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 183686
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"My husband enjoys almost any dessert with apples. This is one of his favorites. It smells wonderful as it bakes especially when you lift the lid off the slow cooker. October 5th is National Apple Betty Day"

habenaroman User ID: 7905288 194618
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"First experience with "Brown Betty". Tastes great."

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