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Plum Betty

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From EatingWell:  May/June 2011

The combo of cooked fruit layered with breadcrumbs or cubes, which defines the humble betty, doesn’t sound like much. But something special happens when it’s all baked together and the bread gets soft and gooey with the juices of the fruit. In this plum betty, chopped walnuts add a crunchy touch mixed in with the bread. Pecans or almonds are also tasty options.

6 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

Filling

Topping

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch shallow glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. To prepare filling: Toss plums (or cherries) with 1/3 cup brown sugar and orange juice in a medium bowl. (If using frozen fruit, let stand for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to thaw the fruit before transferring to the baking dish.)
  3. To prepare topping: Toss breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl until blended.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the topping in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the fruit. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the topping over the fruit, then top with the remaining fruit. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, toss the remaining topping with walnuts and butter until combined. After 30 minutes, remove the betty from the oven and sprinkle the breadcrumb-walnut mixture on top. Return to the oven and bake until the fruit is bubbly and the crumbs are browned, 30 to 40 minutes more. Let cool for about 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Per serving : 301 Calories; 11 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 10 mg Cholesterol; 49 g Carbohydrates; 5 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 89 mg Sodium; 382 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 carbohydrate (other), 2 fat

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