Similar to a cobbler or bread pudding, a “betty” is made with layers of sugared, spiced fruit and buttered breadcrumbs.
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6 large apples, peeled, sliced in ¼-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
6 ounce cranberry juice
2 tablespoon dried cranberries
1/4 cup water
2 slice whole-grain bread
2 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine apples, ½ 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 glass pie plate.
Place bread in a food processor and pulse to form coarse crumbs.
Combine breadcrumbs, walnuts, oats, butter and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon 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.