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Apple Brown Betty

Whoever Betty was, she must have been a creative, thrifty cook with some day-old bread, butter, and apples on hand. Apple Brown Betty transforms simple ingredients into a really cozy, homey dessert.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on High

Yield: 6 servings

5 medium Granny Smith apples

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

3 cups fresh white bread crumbs

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  1. Peel and core the apples.

  2. Cut the prepared apples into cubes.

  3. Lightly spray a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with vegetable oil cooking spray.

  4. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. Add the bread crumbs.

  6. Cook until lightly browned and toasted, stirring frequently.

  7. Remove immediately from the pan and place in a mixing bowl.

  8. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  9. Stir to combine.

  10. Sprinkle 1/3 of the buttered crumbs in the slow cooker.

    You want to cover the bottom of the slow cooker with the crumbs.

  11. Cover with 1/2 the apples.

  12. Sprinkle the apples with another 1/3 of the crumbs.

  13. Repeat Steps 11 and 12.

  14. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the apples are tender.

Per serving: Calories 324 (From fat 81); Fat 9g (Saturated 5g); Cholesterol 22mg; Sodium 291mg; Carbohydrate 60g (Dietary fiber 3g); Protein 3g.

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