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Apple Betty with Almond Cream

I love making this apple betty for friends during the peak of apple season. I plan a quick soup and bread meal, so we can get right to the dessert! —Elizabeth Godecke, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 pounds tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 10 slices cinnamon-raisin bread, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • Place apples in an ungreased 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the bread, brown sugar, butter, extract, cinnamon, cardamom and salt; spoon over apples. Cover and cook on low until apples are tender, 3-4 hours.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add the sugar, lemon zest and extract; beat until soft peaks form. Serve with apple mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup with 1/4 cup almond cream: 468 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • KristineChayes
    Sep 13, 2020

    This is the time of year for apple picking and many apple varieties, so this recipe was a must-try. Glad I did, my family loved it!

  • greatmom4girls
    Nov 18, 2015

    We added a touch of tangerine zest to the recipe! Great addition!!! :) second time making in two days!!! :) yum!!!

  • ktype
    Nov 2, 2015


  • nanagreen
    Feb 27, 2014

    Dear might want to put on some specs and take a third look :)

  • Bleugerman
    Feb 24, 2014

    I had to take a second look at this recipe because I thought I made a mistake. Why does the recipe list 1/2 tsp cardamom and then 1/4 tsp cardamom? In the directions it does not mention using it two ways. So what is the right amount to use? I think it sounds delicious and I would really like to make it.

  • mccgolf
    Oct 26, 2013

    Delicious recipe. A real crowd pleaser. I used plain whipped cream but I'm sure it would be even better with the almond cream.

  • kitchenmaid
    Oct 17, 2013

    Made this for dessert today. Very good. I didn't have the cream so had it plain. I did not use the slow cooker.... Just baked it in the oven. I should have covered the top with foil, but still enjoyed to . I made no changes to the recipe. Will make this again.

  • Stefini19
    Oct 9, 2013

    This is a great recipe....the almond cream really makes it!

  • doylescott
    Oct 5, 2013

    I did not think it would be so easy. and I did not think it would tast so dam good. thank you so very much. [email protected]

  • psm2020
    Oct 5, 2013

    LOVED IT! Will definitely make this many more times. It's delicious and the smell while cooking is divine.