Apple-Berry Brown Betty


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 50 mins
  • Makes8 Servings
Apple-Berry Brown Betty

Photo: Roberto Caruso

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 3g, Carbohydrates 37g, Fat 13g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 243mg.

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

This article was originally published on Oct 02, 2016

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