Mango Brown Betty Recipe | PBS Food


Prep time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Yield: Serves 6



  • 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 5 slices white sandwich bread (4 ounces) coarsely torn
  • 4 mangoes (4 pounds) peeled, pitted, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor, pulse ginger until finely chopped. Add brown sugar, allspice, and bread. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of crumb mixture in the bottom of an 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish; fill with mangoes, and drizzle with lemon juice. Level fruit with the back of a spoon.
  2. Top with remaining crumb mixture; dot with butter. Bake until crumbs are golden brown and fruit is bubbly, about 45 minutes. Serve.
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