Apple Brown Betty

apple brown betty

Apple Brown Betty

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This dessert has been found in American cook hooks since the 18th century and continues to be popular today. Serve with whipped cream or custard.
Servings: 4
Calories: 560


  • 6 oz Fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 Tbs Butter cut into small pieces
  • 2 lb Apples cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 oz Brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Grated nutmeg
  • Grated rind of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 oz Raisins
  • 2 Tbs Lemon juice
  • 3 floz Sherry


  • Preheat the oven to fairly hot 190°C (Gas Mark 5, 375°F)
  • Put about one-third of the breadcrumbs on the bottom of a well-greased baking dish. Dot with some of the butter pieces. Cover with half the apples, sugar, nutmeg, lemon rind and raisins and sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Top with another third of breadcrumbs and repeat the layers as before with the remaining ingredients, finishing with the remaining breadcrumbs dotted with butter pieces.
  • Put into the oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown.
  • Pour the sherry over the pudding and bake for a further 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Calories: 560 kcal
Carbohydrates: 117 g
Protein: 6 g
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 346 mg
Potassium: 542 mg
Fiber: 12 g
Sugar: 53 g
Vitamin A: 473 IU
Vitamin C: 23 mg
Calcium: 51 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Cuisine American
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