Skillet Apple Brown Betty with Pecans and Dried Cranberries
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 cooking them in cider to add 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.