Apple-Fig Brown Betty

Apple-Fig Brown Betty

As good as Grandma's, this dessert overflows with juicy apple slices and sweet figs.

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cups soft white bread crumbs (about 10 slices bread)
cup granulated sugar
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoons apple pie spice
large baking apples (about 2 lb), peeled, sliced (8 cups)
medium dried figs, quartered (1 cup)
cup apple cider
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together bread crumbs, granulated sugar and butter. Spread 1/3 of crumb mixture in bottom of baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together brown sugar and apple pie spice. Add apples and figs; stir to coat with sugar mixture. Spoon over crumb mixture in dish. Pour apple cider evenly over apple mixture. Top with remaining 2/3 of crumb mixture.
  4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Use your food processor to make fresh bread crumbs in seconds. Tear the bread into pieces and place in processor bowl. Cover and process, pulsing 4 or 5 times, until coarse crumbs are formed.
In place of 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice, use 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon each of ground cloves and allspice, plus a pinch of nutmeg.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 480
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 290mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 87g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 65g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 4 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 6;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.