Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
- 5 large Golden Delicious apples (about 2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 cup apple cider
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 slices whole-wheat bread (1 ounce each, crusts included), or enough to make about 2-1/4 cups crumbs
- 3 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
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.
Makes 6 servings (Serving size = 1 cup)
Per serving: Calories 230, Total fat 7 g, Sat fat 3 g, Mono fat 1.5 g, Poly fat 2 g, Protein 3 g, Carb 42 g, Fiber 6 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 75 mg, Excellent source of Fiber, manganese, Good source of Vitamin c
Recipe Source: "So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week" by Ellie Krieger (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
Apple Brown Betty Recipe Photo © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc., licensed to About.com, Inc.