Apple Walnut Brown Betty Recipe

Food, Recipes
on August 25, 2014
Apple Walnut Brown Betty Recipe
Jessica Merchant

Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar, topped with oats, walnuts and butter—what’s not to like? A traditional dessert dating back to Colonial times, Brown Betty may not be a looker, but it’s low in fat and high in fiber. Serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

6 large apples, peeled, sliced in 1/4-inch slices (Fuji, Gala, Delicious), about 2 pounds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, divided
6 ounces cranberry juice
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1/4 cup water
2 slices whole-grain bread
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons butter

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Combine apples, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extract, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cranberry juice, cranberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until fruit is softened but not mushy, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. 3. Place bread in a food processor and pulse to form coarse crumbs.
4. Combine breadcrumbs, walnuts, oats, butter and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 tea- spoon cinnamon in a small bowl, working mixture with your fingers to blend. Sprinkle over apples and bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Serves 6.

— By Chef Steve Petusevsky Coral Springs, Fla.

Per serving: 367 calories, 7g fat, 10mg cholesterol, 3g protein, 73g carbohydrates, 7g fiber, 84mg sodium

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