Apple Brown Betty

Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 170
Theme: Desserts
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  • 2 lbs apples
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 oz whole wheat bread
  • 3 tbsp chopped walnuts


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the apples, apple cider, 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar, the vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender but still retain their shape, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the butter until melted, remove from the heat, and transfer the apple mixture to a 9-inch pie plate or a ceramic dish.

Place the bread in the food processor and process until crumbs are formed, about 15 seconds. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the microwave for 20 seconds. Toss the crumbs with the melted butter, walnuts, remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Scatter the crumb mixture on top of the apples and bake for 30 minutes, until the topping is crisped and lightly browned.


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