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St. Louis Bread Company Brown Betty

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  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 apples (mix Gala, Jonathan or Jonagold, Granny Smith) can use pears or peaches all peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Generously butter a baking dish. Mix spices with fruit and brown sugar. Place in the baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whip the eggs with the vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl using a fork, mix the breadcrumbs with the white sugar. Top fruit with a crumb mixture and pour melted butter over breadcrumbs, covering thoroughly.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Whipped cream topping: Whip 1 cup heavy cream. Add 2 tablespoons light brown sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Or whip 1 cup heavy cream; add 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons dark rum.

Source: Sue Stees, St. Louis Bread Company