Apple Brown Betty

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5 large Golden Delicious apples (about 2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup apple cider
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3 slices whole-wheat bread (1 ounce each, crusts included), or enough to make about 2-1/4 cups crumbs
3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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 ½ 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 from Ellie Krieger's book "So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week"