This is a delicious, sweet, buttery dessert that is perfect with crunchy pecans and tart apples.
Apple Brown Betty1/2 a long baguette, or 1 short one, cut into tiny cubes- day old works great (yielding approximately 4 cups)
3 tart apples (granny smith or macintosh are my fave), peeled, cored and sliced
1 cups dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
6 tablespoons salted butter, cut into thin pats
1/3 cup water
Preheat oven to 375. Generously butter a 9 inch baking dish (I used a deep pie dish). Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon.
Scatter 1/3 of the bread bits into the baking dish, then layer on half of the apples, then sprinkle on half of the pecans and half of the brown sugar mixture. Repeat with 1/3 of the bread, then the remaining apples, pecans, and brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle on the rest of the bread and cover the top with thin pats of butter. Finish by sprinkling the top with 1/3 cup of water, one spoonful at a time.
Bake, covered with foil, for 45 minutes. Remove foil and then bake for another 15 minutes until top is nice and brown.
Serve warm with whipped cream, ice cream, or hard sauce, they're all wonderful.
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