Apple-Berry Brown Betty

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20 min


8 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 90 minutes
Apple-Berry Brown Betty

Turn to your faithful slow-cooker to churn out this comforting brown betty. The pectin in the apple peel will help to thicken the dish.


  • 1 600-g pkg frozen mixed berries
  • 2 unpeeled apples , cored and coarsely grated
  • 3 thick slices stale crusty Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted


  • Stir berries with apples in slow-cooker insert. Smooth out into an even layer.
  • Break bread into pieces and place in a food processor. Pulse until small crumbs form. They should measure 2 cups. In a large bowl, stir bread crumbs with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt and butter until combined. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over berry mixture.
  • Place a clean tea towel, folded in half, between the pot and the lid of the slow cooker to absorb moisture. Cover and cook on high until fruit is hot, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 269,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37 g,
  • Fat
  • 13 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 243 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.