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Plum and Apple Brown Betty

01:30:00 12 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
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12 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

The combination of cooked fruit and bread crumbs, which defines this humble brown betty recipe, doesn't sound like much. But something special happens when it's baked together. Try our delicious Plum and Apple Brown Betty recipe for a deliciously irresistible dessert.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix bread crumbs, cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar until blended. Toss fruit with lemon juice and remaining sugar.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup bread crumb mixture into 2-L casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with half the fruit mixture. Repeat layers. Bake 30 min. Meanwhile, combine remaining bread crumb mixture, nuts and margarine.
  • Sprinkle nut mixture over dessert. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until fruit mixture is hot and bubbly, and topping is golden brown. Cool slightly. Mix cream cheese product and Cool Whip until blended. Serve spooned over individual servings of dessert.

Make Ahead

The bread crumb mixture can be prepared ahead of time. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

How to Make the Bread Crumbs

Trim and discard crusts from bread slices. Tear bread into small pieces, then process in food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread will make about 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs.


  • 12 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 90mg
Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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