Apple Date Betty

Natalie Loop


The smell of apples baking is satisfying and welcoming on a fall/winter day. It's comfort food and what better than apples.

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30 Min
55 Min


slices of country white or any other bread cut into 3/4" pcs.
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
3/4 c
sugar, divided
6 Tbsp
apple cider, divided
granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4" pcs. approx. 2 1/2 lbs.
3/4 c
chopped dates prefer medjool (can use raisins as alternative)
4 tsp
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground all spice
heavy cream, for serving or whipped topping


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Scatter bread on a baking sheet until dry and light browned to resemble croutons. Approx 12 mins. Toss halfway through baking.
2Crush half the bread to make crumbs. In a large bowl combine butter, 1/4 c. sugar. 3 Tbl. cider. Then add bread cubes and crumbs.
3Combine apples, dates, flour, lemon juice, salt allspice, and remaining 1/2 c. sugar and 3 Tbl. cider. Stir in 1/2 c. bread mixture.
4Transfer to an 8" square baking dish top with remaining bread mixture. Cover with foil and bake 40-55 mins. ovens vary. Uncover then bake until top is golden approx. 15 mins.
5To serve top with heavy cream in bowls, or can use a whipped topping or ice cream.

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