Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is a great recipe to use up leftover stale bread! Try to use Granny Smith apples for this if not use a firm baking apple, you can add in some frozen cranberries or fresh blueberries in with the apples if desired, just reduce the apples slightly :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter an 8-inch baking dish.
  3. In a food processor process the bread until finely ground (you should have 2 cups of breadcrumbs).
  4. In a bowl combine the breadcrumbs with melted butter; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl combine the white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, pinch salt and allspice.
  6. Add in the apple slices, apple cider, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla; toss well to combine.
  7. Spoon about 3 cups apple mixture into the baking dish, then sprinkle with half of the breadcrumb mixture.
  8. Top with remaining apple mixture, then remaining breadcrumb mixture.
  9. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  10. Cool on a wire rack then spoon into serving dishes.
  11. Top with vanilla ice cream.


Most Helpful

This turned out wonderful. I added raisins and chopped pecans as that's how my mom makes her brown betty. She agrees this is a keeper.

Lula October 05, 2007

I've never had this before, but it's outstanding andvery delicious. I'll make this again because it's quick and really good.

galadriel February 16, 2007

This was excellant Kitten. I'd never had a Brown Betty before, I quite liked it...I love the texture, like spicy applesauce. Very quick and easy to make. I used previously frozen apples, lime juice and lemon zest. Very yummy! I love the flavour that the apple cider and spices give the dish. Thanks so much for sharing.

Baby Kato November 24, 2006

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