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.
Make Ahead Tip: Store the topping (Step 3) in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Tip: To make your own fresh breadcrumbs, trim crusts from whole-wheat bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread makes about 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs.
302 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 49.3g; dietary fiber 4.3g; sugars 38.4g; fat 11.3g; saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 10.2mg; vitamin a iu 696.5IU; vitamin c 17.1mg; folate 26.3mcg; calcium 71.2mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 42.6mg; potassium 383.2mg; sodium 86.3mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 22g.