It's National Apple Betty Day

It’s October 5th, Apple Betty Day and there’s no better time for it. Apples are the fruit of the season, so this is the perfect dessert. Serve it alone or with a scoop of ice cream. The nice mix of cinnamon and cardamom make this a delicious treat for the Autumn months.

apple slicesIngredients for Apple Betty

  • 3 lb. tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 10 slices cinnamon-raisin bread, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Ingredients for Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract


Place apples in an ungreased 4 or 5 quart slow cooker. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread, brown sugar, butter, almond extract, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt; spoon over apples. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until apples are tender.

In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add the sugar, lemon peel, and almond extract; beat until soft peaks form. Serve with apple mixture.

Adapted from Taste of Home

Derek Hodges
Derek Hodges

Derek Hodges is a proud North Carolinian who moved to Tennessee in 2006 to preach the gospel of Cheerwine and mix some Tar Heel blue in with all the orange. He has made wonderful friends who tolerate occasional remarks like those above. He and his wife Amanda enjoy spending weekends at Dollywood and trying to convince their dog Shiloh to get over his fear of swimming.