Sunday, February 24, 2013

Apple Brown Betty - Simple Old Fashioned Baking

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups bread in 1-inch cubes
3 cups sliced or chopped apples
1/4 cup apple juice
Juice and peel of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar, spices and salt in bowl.

If apples are very tart, use additional sugar, up to 1 cup. Spray 1 1/2 quart baking dish.

Put in one-third of bread, then half of apples. Sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture. Repeat. Mix apple juice, lemon juice and peel; pour over casserole. Put on remaining crumbs and dot with butter.

Cover and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

Note - Rhubarb, peaches, pineapple, bananas or cherries may be used instead of apples.

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