Apple-Blackberry Betty Dessert Recipe

Apple-Blackberry Betty Dessert Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: America's Test Kitchen via YouTube


If you love apples, you shouldn’t miss out on this apple-blackberry betty dessert from America’s Test Kitchen on YouTube. It’s the unfussiest dessert you’ll ever make, perfect if you’re a beginner or just don’t have the time to make elaborate recipes.


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It’s quick and easy, and the best recipe if you have a little too many apples on hand. Try it now and don’t forget to add this to your staples!


  • 10 oz hearty white sandwich bread, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed + 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 3/4 tsp table salt, divided
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 lb Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 lb Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 3/4 oz blackberries
  • vanilla ice cream, or sweetened whipped cream


Step 1

Slice the white sandwich bread into 1″ pieces, then transfer them to a food processor and pulse until coarse pieces. After this, add 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp salt. Continue to pulse for 5 more times. Finally, add 6 tbsp melted unsalted butter and pulse for 5 more times. Now, add 2 1/2 cups of this breadcrumb to the bottom of an 8″ baking dish, then loosely press the breadcrumbs on the bottom. Reserve the rest of the breadcrumbs for the top.

Step 2

Prep the apples and place them in a large mixing bowl. To that, add 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar. Mix until the apples are well-coated. Once done, layer the apples into the baking dish, then distribute the berries into the apple layer. Finish it off by topping the remaining breadcrumbs. Slightly press the breadcrumbs down using your palm.

coating the apples with sugar
Image credits: America’s Test Kitchen via YouTube

Step 3

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil tightly and place it in the center rack oven at 375 degrees F. Bake for an hour and ten minutes. After an hour, move the betty to the top rack uncovered, and bake for another 15 minutes. Once done baking, let it cool for 20 minutes.

Assembling the apple-blackberry-betty dessert
Image credits: America’s Test Kitchen via YouTube

Apple-Blackberry Betty Dessert Recipe

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