Liberty Tree Taverns Fruited Brown Betty from 1971 | DVC Cooking

Today with DVC Cooking join Ben Mehlan as he prepares a Fruited Brown Betty like it was served at Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom when it opened in 1971! Let’s make this DVC villa smell like fall!


Liberty Tree Taverns Fruited Brown Betty | DVC Cooking

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Recipe by Ben Mehlan Course: DVC Dining, DVC Resorts, General DVC, VideoCuisine: DessertDifficulty: Low
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

0

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

15

minutes

Today with DVC Cooking join Ben Mehlan as he prepares a Fruited Brown Betty like it was served at Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom when it opened in 1971! Let’s make this DVC villa smell like fall!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups day-old (or lightly baked) bread pieces

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup white sugar (for bread)

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter (to mix)

  • 2 cups apple slices

  • 1/2 cup white sugar (for apples)

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp allspice

  • 1/4 tsp cloves

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp melted butter (to finish)

Directions

  • Prep: Break your bread slices (approx. 3) into small pieces. If you’re making this recipe today, bake these slices at 350 degrees for 15 minutes to get the stale effect. Leave your oven at 350 – you’re already preheated!
  • Combine bread pieces, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of white sugar. Add 1/2 cup melted butter and mix thoroughly.
  • Slice your apples (approx. 2, and you’ll probably have leftovers!). To get the most slices, cut all the way through just to the left of the core, lay this chunk down flat, and slice thinly. Cut these slices into three sections. Repeat with the other side, and then cut off and slice your remains, leaving an easy core to throw away! It’s important to do this just before mixing because you don’t want your apples to brown – not yet anyway!
  • Combine your apple slices with the other 1/2 cup white sugar and all of your spices.
  • Grease an 8” baking dish – our villa had an 8” Pyrex bowl with a glass lid (perfect for storing!) – and lay 1/3 of your bread mixture down. Next, half of your apple mixture, another 1/3 of bread mix, the other half of your apples, the last of your bread, and drizzle 2 more tablespoons of melted butter.
  • Throw it in your 350-degree oven for 45 minutes and sit down. You’ve made magic!

Recipe Video

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