Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Apple Brown Betty

7 slices bread
6 cups cored, peeled, diced tart apples
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup melted butter

Cut the bread into small cubes. Toast the cubes lightly in a shallow ban in the oven. Put a third of bread into a buttered 9 inch round or square baking dish. Cover bread with half of apples. Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt and sprinkle half over the apples. Add another third of the bread. Spread balance of apples over crumbs. Sprinkle the rest of sugar mixture over the apples. Cover this with the rest of the bread crumbs. Add almond extract to water and pour over the mixture. Pour melted butter on top. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 35o degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

1 comment:

  1. This is a food that Art Goldberg remembers from his childhood. "It wasn't so great," he recalls, "because Mom kept putting leftovers like peanut butter or oatmeal in it."