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Low-Fat Apple Brown Betty

A low-fat spin on a down-home traditional treat, this recipe sent in by Dale Hartman of Coventry, Rhode Island features a fraction of the sugar, fat and calories...but all the comforting taste of the original.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 cups sliced peeled Golden Delicious apples
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 slices reduced-calorie whole wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup fat-free whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping


  • Place apple slices in a bowl. Combine sugar substitute and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples and toss to coat evenly. Place bread in a food processor; cover and process until fine crumbs form. In an small bowl, combine bread crumbs and butter until blended.
  • Place half of apple mixture in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with about 1/3 cup crumb mixture and remaining apple mixture. Pour orange juice over apples. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until apples are tender and crumb topping is golden brown.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in half of the whipped topping. Fold in remaining whipped topping. Serve with Apple Brown Betty.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener and Land O'Lakes light stick butter. Look for Splenda in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 134 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • David12846
    Aug 2, 2010

    This sounds delicious. There must be a misprint though... Analysis says 1 serving = 1 rounded TBSP. To me, that's an awful small serving! (at 134 calories and 3g fat per TBSP, a 1/4 cup would be about 500 cal and 12g fat!) The recipe says 6 servings from an 8x8 pan! There must be more than 6 rounded TBSPNS in the finished product!

  • meme4beach
    Sep 4, 2009

    delicious we made it with fresh peaches also