Ellie Krieger's Apple Brown Betty

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Ellie Krieger, registered dietician and host of the Food Network's Healthy Appetite, shares this recipe from her longevity arsenal. Prevention can start in your kitchen if you have the right ingredients. Prepare for your next trip to the supermarket with Dr. Oz's Longevity Grocery List. To purchase your copy of So Easy, click here.


  • 2 lbs Apples
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 3 oz whole wheat bread


Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Combine the apples, apple cider, 1 tbsp of the brown sugar, the vanilla and 1/2 tsp 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 tbsp 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.

Nutrition Facts
Per serving:
Calories 230
Total fat 7g
Sat fat 3g
Mono fat 1.5g
Poly fat 2g
Protein 3g
Carb 42g
Fiber 6g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 75mg

Recipe courtesy of So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week (Wiley, 2009)


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