This traditional American dessert is updated for adults with a splash of hoppy IPA Lagunitas beer! The counterpoint of the bitter beer works well with the sweet tart apples and buttery crumb topping. You can make this non-alcoholic as well by using Lagunitas hoppy refresher, which is a sparkling water with hops flavor that has zero alcohol in it.
Keyword apple, brown betty, fall, rustic dessert
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
4poundsmixed applesGranny Smith, Honeycrisp and Gala are great but use you have on hand (1815 g)
2tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
10slicesbreadCalifornia-style Alvarado Street Bakery bread or another Alvarado Street Bakery bread of your choice
1cuppacked dark brown sugar220 g
3/4cupmelted Tillamook butter divided (170 g or 1 1/2 sticks)
1/2cupLagunitas IPA beeror another beer of your choice
3tablespoonswhite granulated sugar
Vanilla Tillamook ice creamor your favorite Tillamook flavor ice cream (optional but not really)
Preheat the oven to 375°. Spray a large 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Cut the bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Peel, core and slice the apples into 1-inch thick slices. Toss the apples with the apple cider vinegar.
Spread half the apples into the bottom of the baking pan. Sprinkle the half the brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon over the apples.
Spread half the bread cubes over the apples. Drizzle half the melted butter over the bread cubes and apples.
Then layer on top the bread the remaining apples and brown sugar. Drizzle the beer over the apple filling.
Take the remaining bread cubes and place in a bowl (you can use the one that held the apples if you want). Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon over the bread cubes, then drizzle with the remaining melted butter and toss to coat.
Spread the buttery spiced bread cubes over the top of the apples. Sprinkle the sugar over the top of the bread cubes, then cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil, and bake 15 minutes more or until the top of the bread cubes are brown and toasty.
Serve with Tillamook vanilla ice cream or your favorite flavor of ice cream.
This post was sponsored by Safeway. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However, all opinions below are completely my own. You can get all the products featured in this recipe at your local Safeway!
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