I got this recipe from Martha Stewart's What to Have For Dinner Cookbook. The Brown Betty uses ingredients that most people have readily on hand, and is really simple to make. You just have to remember to use the right amount of bread crumb mixture when you are layering it with the apple mixture, or you will find that you have run out when it comes time to make that last layer.
3 granny Smith apples - peeled,cored,sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 1/2 tablespoons melted butter - divided
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown suga
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon amaretto
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice. Brush 4 6-ounce ramikens with 1/2 tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle with the granulated sugar to coat.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs (finely ground) with 4 tablespoons melted butter. Add remaining ingredients (brown sugar to amaretto) to the apples and toss. Divide 1/3 of the bread crumbs among the ramikens. Arrange half the apples over bread crumbs and add another 1/3 of the crumbs. Repeat with the rest of the apples and bread crumbs. Press into ramikens.
Bake for 20 minutes. Raise oven temperature to 450 degrees; continue baking until tops are golden brown and apples are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven; cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around side of ramikens and turn apple betty out onto dessert plates.
Calories: 299 Calories From Fat: 44%
Protein: 2g Carbohydrate: 40g
Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 125mg