APPLE RHUBARB BROWN BETTY

2 to 3 stalks rhubarb, trimmed well (3 Cups)
1 small loaf white bread (6 ounces), crusts removed (3+ cups)
1 stick butter, melted, plus 2 tablespoons sliced thin
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into thin wedges
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch ground nutmeg
Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut rhubarb into 1/4-inch-thick cubes.
  • Tear bread into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Spray a shallow 1-quart baking dish with PURE.
  • In medium bowl, combine melted butter and bread pieces; cover bottom of dish with 1 to 1 1/2 cups bread pieces.
  • In another bowl, combine rhubarb, apple, 1/2 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice.   Grate zest; add to mixture.
  • Let sit until juices begin to run, about 5 minutes.
  • Spread half of rhubarb mixture over bread pieces.
  • Sprinkle with 1 cup more bread pieces.
  • Add remaining rhubarb mixture and juices; cover with remaining bread pieces.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  • Dot with 2 tablespoons butter slices.
  • Cover; bake 25 to 35 minutes on the middle rack, until rhubarb is tender.
  • Increase heat to 400 degrees; uncover, and bake 10 to 15 minutes more, until rhubarb is soft, top is crusty, and juices begin to bubble at edges of baking dish.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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