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Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
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
Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 426 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 7g fiber), 6g protein.

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