Apple-berry brown betty

Prep 20 min
Plus Cooking time: 90 minutes
Makes 8 Servings



600-g pkg
frozen mixed berries
unpeeled apples, cored and coarsely grated
3 thick slices
stale, crusty Italian bread
1/2 cup
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
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.

Testing Tip

The peel on the apples contains natural pectin, which helps thicken this dessert.


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

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