Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Apple Brown Betty

A layer of sweet apples, optional pieces of chocolate topped off by a layer of crisp spicy sugary breadcrumbs. Home cooked comfort food at its best. Makes for an easy and delicious autumnal pudding.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, breadcrumbs, cinnamon
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme


  • 80 g (3oz) wholemeal breadcrumbs (I used my rye sourdough)
  • 30 g (1 oz) butter
  • 1 heaped tbsp golden syrup
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • grating of nutmeg
  • 3 large cooking apples
  • 50 g (2oz) dark chocolate - chopped (I used orange flavoured)


  • Melt the butter with and golden syrup in a large pan over a gently heat. Take off the heat.
  • Mix in 1 tbsp of the sugar, the cinnamon and nutmeg along with the breadcrumbs. Put aside.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples.
  • Butter a small pie dish and pile in the apple slices.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 2 tbsp demerara sugar over the apples.
  • Scatter the chocolate over this.
  • Spoon the bread crumb mixture over the top of the chocolate.
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) when the fruit should be cooked and the top nice and crisp.


Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 71.3g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 8.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 48g | Iron: 1mg