Apple Rhubarb Brown Betty

Oh, my goodness. This is so good. I’ve never made a “brown betty” before but I will from now on. And it’s pretty easy.

Here are the ingredients. I used oatmeal bread because I wanted to make it healthier.

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I put the pan in the light box because I made this at night.

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Apple Rhubarb Brown Betty

Heat oven to 375 degrees

2 to 3 stalks rhubarb, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 apples peeled and cored and cut into 1/4” wedges
1 small loaf of oatmeal bread (recipe from Martha Stewart called for brioche bread)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick of butter melted (next time I’ll use Olivio)

Cut off the crusts from the bread. I did this all at once by holding the entire loaf (it was a small loaf) with my left hand and cutting the crusts off with my right hand. I cut up the bread into little squares about 1/2 inch in size.
Place bread cubes in medium sized bowl and stir the bread cubes while drizzling the melted butter over them.

Butter 8 x 8, or 9 x 9 inch glass pan and put 1/3 of the bread mixture into the bottom of the pan.

In a medium bowl place the rhubarb, the apples, the brown sugar and the cinnamon and stir. Wait until the juices begin to flow and then pour 1/3 more of the mixture over the bread mixture in the glass pan, including some of the juices.

Layer more of the bread mixture and then the remaining fruit and juice over the bread.

Top with the rest of the bread mixture and dot with butter.

Bake – covered-- 25 to 35 minutes until rhubarb is tender. (It gets all bubbly) Then uncover and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until crispy and brown on the top.

Serve with Ice Cream.

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It was really, really good. But next time I’m going to use Olivio margarine and possibly use a little less. The texture was wonderful and it was crispy on the top which made it luscious for me.

Everyone (son and hubs) eyes sort of popped  a little when they saw this. They were happy I was baking. Hubs is on the Mediterranean diet but I think he’s allowed to cheat once in a while. He’s eating a lot of rabbit food lately. :)



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  1. This looks so delicious..have to make this myself!

  2. this looks amazing. I am going to have to give it a try.


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