Apple Betty

  • Author: Strudel


  • 2 cups bread, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 46 large apples, such as granny smith, peeled, cored, and sliced into fairly thick wedges
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Spread the bread cubes on an oven-safe pan, and place in toaster oven. Toast cubes until lightly browned and golden. Remove, transfer to the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Pour the bread crumbs in to a bowl, mix with melted butter and granulated sugar.
  3. Toss apple slices with lemon juice and set aside.
  4. In a 3rdbowl, mix brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon zest and salt.
  5. Butter or grease the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish. Add half the apples, then top with an even layer of 1/2 the brown sugar mixture and 1/2 the bread crumbs. Repeat, using up the ingredients and ending on the bread crumbs.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the top is golden brown and apples are tender.