Master Recipe for Basic Betty

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 1993

Make dozens of quick fruit desserts with these simple toppings.

SERVES6

TIME1½ hours

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For our best basic betty recipe, we liked a simple topping of white bread crumbs and butter. But we didn’t use the crumbs only on top. By layering some of them with the fruit so that the juices were absorbed, we prevented the dessert from g...

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