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Apple Brown Betty

Prep time 22 mins
Cook time 1 hr
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
A betty is a classic American dessert consisting of layers of spiced fruit and buttered breadcrumbs. We used whole wheat French bread to make the crumbs.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups coarse fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 2 pounds McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 144
  • fat 4.8 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • protein 1.3 g
  • carbohydrate 26.1 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 89 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • calcium 20 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Combine breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, salt, granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons butter.

  3. Combine apple, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, remaining 1 tablespoon butter, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons cider, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl.

  4. Sprinkle half of crumb mixture in bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon apple filling over crumb mixture, and sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over apple; spoon remaining 2 tablespoons cider over crumbs.

  5. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

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