Cranberry Betty (1958)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chocolatl

A betty is a fruit dessert made with breadcrumbs. This one uses bananas and canned cranberry sauce. Adapted from COOKINDEX recipe card D116.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Made just one change (more or less) ~ Although it wasn't stated in the recipe one way or another, I did use breadcrumbs from a very flavorful, nutty, whole grain bread (rather than white breadcrumbs), & although my did change the flavor, the resulting Betty was great! I love cranberries, so I know I'll be making it again before long! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday recipe tag]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Peel and slice the bananas and sprinkle the lemon juice over them. Set aside.
  3. Combine sugar, crumbs, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well. Remove 1/2 cup of mixture and set aside.
  4. Place alternate layers of crumb mixture and bananas in a 1 1/2 quart casserole or baking dish.
  5. Top with cranberry sauce, reserved crumb mixture, and lemon zest.
  6. Dot with butter.
  7. Bake 25 minutes.

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