Apple Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert made from fruit (usually apple, but also berries or pears) and sweetened crumbs. Similar to a cobbler or apple crisp, the fruit is baked and in this case the sweetened crumbs are in layers between the fruit. It is usually served with lemon sauce or whipped cream.
2 cups soft brown breadcrumbs
50g unsalted butter, melted
3-4 Granny Smith apples, sliced
40ml (2 tablespoons) lemon juice
1 lemon, rind grated
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine breadcrumbs and butter. Sprinkle apples with lemon juice and rind, sugar and cinnamon. Layer half the apples in 4 ovenproof ramekins and cover with half the crumb mixture. Repeat. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with cream or ice-cream.