Apple Walnut Brown Betty

Apple Walnut Brown Betty

Similar to a cobbler or bread pudding, a “betty” is made with layers of sugared, spiced fruit and buttered breadcrumbs.

Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (13)

  • 2 lb Fuji Apples
  • or 2 lb Gala Apples
  • or 2 lb Golden Delicious Apples
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 6 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 T Dried, Unsweetened Cranberries
  • 2 Whole Grain Bread Slices
  • 2 T Chopped Walnuts
  • ¼ cup Quick Oats
  • 2 T Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine apples, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extract, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cranberry juice, cranberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until fruit is softened but not mushy, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a 9-inch glass pie plate.
  4. Place bread in a food processor and pulse to form coarse crumbs.
  5. Combine breadcrumbs, walnuts, oats, butter and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl, working mixture with your fingers to blend. Sprinkle over apples and bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned.