Skillet Apple Brown Betty

From America's Test Kitchen Season 7: Easy Apple Desserts

Why this recipe works:

After many experiments, we determined that simpler was better when it came to an apple brown betty recipe. A short list of ingredients worked best. To add sweetness and flavor to bland bread crumbs, we toasted them to a deep golden brown. We caramelized two types of apples and then finished… read more

After many experiments, we determined that simpler was better when it came to an apple brown betty recipe. A short list of ingredients worked best. To add sweetness and flavor to bland bread crumbs, we toasted them to a deep golden brown. We caramelized two types of apples and then finished cooking them in cider to add some moisture. To improve texture, our brown betty recipe calls for mixing some of the crumbs with the apples to thicken the juices, before sprinkling the remaining crumbs over the apples just before serving.

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Serves 6 to 8

If your apples are especially tart, omit the lemon juice. If, on the other hand, your apples are exceptionally sweet, use the full amount. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect accompaniment to this dish. Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container; topped with vanilla yogurt, they make an excellent breakfast.

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