Apple Betty with Almond Cream

Apple Betty with Almond Cream
Staff Writer
Apple Betty with Almond Cream

Taste of Home

This is a simple, delicious apple dessert recipe perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It’ll have your friends and family coming back and begging for more.


For the betty:

  • 3 pounds tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 10 slices cinnamon-raisin bread, cubed
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the whipped cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract


For the betty:

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

For the whipped cream:

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

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.