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Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty

If I had to define the "Betty" of Apple Brown Betty, she'd be a smart and thrifty Southern gal with a knack for creating simple, soul-comforting desserts. In this sweet dish, spiced apples are slow-cooked between layers of cinnamon-raisin bread cubes for a wonderful twist on the traditional oven-baked classic. —Heather Demeritte, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 5 medium tart apples, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 cups cubed day-old cinnamon-raisin bread (about 10 slices)
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. In a large bowl, drizzle butter over bread cubes; toss to coat.
  • Place 2 cups bread cubes in a greased 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Layer with half of the apple mixture and 2 cups bread cubes. Repeat layers. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until apples are tender. Stir before serving. If desired, top with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 426 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 7g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Patti
    Aug 27, 2019

    I haven't tried it yet, but I did notice there is no oven temperature listed.

  • LPHJKitchen
    Jun 24, 2018

    Very simple and flavorful dish! Was great for a dessert but would be equally delicious as part of breakfast! Next time, I think I'll add some cranberries for a little bit of tart flavor!

  • NanZim
    Oct 11, 2014

    My husband enjoys almost any dessert with apples. This is one of his favorites. It smells wonderful as it bakes especially when you lift the lid off the slow cooker. October 5th is National Apple Betty Day

  • habenaroman
    Sep 26, 2014

    First experience with "Brown Betty". Tastes great.

  • msbrewer
    Sep 18, 2010

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