Classic Betty

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classic betty

Classic Betty

Course: Sweets
Sweets Sub-Category: Pies & Tarts
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  • 1 Large loaf of brioche or challah sliced
  • 2 oz Melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 4 Large apples peaches, pears- almost any fruit will work!
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Any spice you desire cinnamon, cardamom, etc
  • 1 tsp Kosher or flaked sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Arrange the bread in an even layer on cookie sheets and toast for 8-10 minutes, or until nicely toasted. Once cooled, pulse in a food processor.
  • Place the breadcrumbs and melted butter in a large bowl, tossing with a large pinch of salt.
  • Slice your fruit very thinly. Place in a large bowl and toss with remaining sugar, spices, salt and lemon juice.
  • Grab a quarter sheet pan or 8”x8” baking pan and spread half the bread mixture on the bottom. Add fruit, top with remaining bread. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until fruit just begins to bubble.