Cranberry Betty


  • 4 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 5 cups sliced peeled baking apples (4 to 5 large)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: In a skillet, brown the bread crumbs in 3 tablespoons butter.  Place half the apples in a greased 8-inch square baking dish. Combine the brown sugar and nutmeg; sprinkle half over apples.  Top with half the bread crumbs and dot with half of the remaining butter.  Place the cranberries on top.

Step 2: Layer with remaining apples, brown sugar mixture, bread crumbs, and butter.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.  Uncover and bake 15-20 minutes more or until fruit is tender.

Step 3: For lemon sauce, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan; add water and lemon peel.  Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick.  Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and butter until melted.  Serve over warm Cranberry Betty.

Via Taste of Home