Monday, February 7, 2011

Apple Brown Betty

I'm Back! It took me a while this week to get around to trying one of the slow-cooker recipes from the link in last week's post, but I finally got around to it. Part of the problem was there were just too many to choose from! I had been reading through the dinner and side dish recipes looking for something different then anything I already make but nothing was catching my eye. There are tons of recipes that sound delicious but I was in the mood for something completely different. That's when I browsed down to the dessert section and I saw it, Apple Brown Betty! This is something I have only ever heard about. I have always wanted to try one and knew now was the time. And it could not have been any easier!

I started off by cutting the crusts off and cubing one loaf of white sandwich bread.

Then in a microwave safe container, I melted the butter with the spices and brown sugar and stirred it all together. Once that was mixed, I poured it over my cubed bread and stirred it until combined.

Next I peeled, cored and chopped 4 Gala apples. I placed these in the bottom of my crock pot.

And spread my spiced bread cubes over the top of the apples.

I placed the lid on my crock pot, turned the heat to high and let it cook for 2 to 3 hours. I know it was done when the wonderful smell floated all through the house.

I scooped some into a bowl and served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I was very good!! It made 4 servings and I'm sure the recipe would double just fine. If I ever do double it, I would do so in layers: apples-bread-apples-bread.

Original Recipe for Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty

1 loaf white bread
1 stick butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 C brown sugar
4 apples (I used Gala)

Cut crust from bread and cube. Melt butter and stir in brown sugar and spices. Pour over bread and stir gently until combined. Peel, core and chop apples into bite size pieces. Place apples in bottom of crock pot and cover with spiced bread cubes. Place lid on crock pot and turn heat to high. Cook for 2 to 3 hours or until apples are tender.

1 comment:

  1. I have never had this before, but it looks very good!!!! I love apple crisp so I'm sure I would love this too!