Decadent Apple Brown Betty
A favourite dessert of many. This makes good use of stale bread. Who knew that with such simple ingredients as bread, apples, butter, sugar…..you could make something so delicious and magnificent! It’s magic! When rhubarb replaces the apples, it is known as Blushing Betty! Another example of North American Colonial thrift!
- Ready In:
- 3 cups soft bread cubes (remove crusts)
- 7 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 cups sliced peeled tart apples (I used Granny Smith)
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 grated lemon, rind of
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- light cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving
- Pre-heat oven to 180*C/375*F. Butter a shallow 1 ½ litre baking dish.
- Place half the bread cubes in the prepared baking dish. Mix the remaining cubes with 2 TBS of melted butter and set aside.
- Spread the apple slices over the bread cubes in the baking dish. Stir together the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, lemon juice, lemon rind and the remaining 5 TBS of butter. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour evenly over the apples, then top with the reserved bread cubes.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the bread is well browned. If it is browning too quickly, cover lightly with foil. Serve warm or cold with cream or ice cream.
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This is great. I had never heard of this dessert until I saw it on the food topic as an alternative for cobbler. I love this and as MarieAlice said it is a wonderful way to use stale bread. I was just sorry I forgot to pick up a small pint of our wonderful Texas Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream to top it. Maybe I can get some tomorrow for the leftovers.
Outstanding doesn't do this justice!! The flavours are spot on...it's easy to put together with ingredients you would have in the kitchen. I didn't stick to amounts exactly but it turned out fantastic...I like it best hot as it lost its cruncy when it cooled, but I popped it back into the oven with foil over for 7 mins and it crisped up again nicely! Thanks Marie a real keeper!