BROWN APPLE BETTY

1/2 stick butter, melted, 4 cups graham crackers crumbs ( 1 inter package of graham crackers equals 1 1/4 cups of crumbs), 1/2 pound Gala apples, peeled, cored, and diced, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice, 1/2 cup molasses, juice, and rind of a lemon.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish set aside.  Add the crackers to the food processor and grind to coarse crumbs, melt 2 tablespoons of butter, add to the crackers and mix well. Get out a bowl, add the apples, lemon juice and rind, molasses, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, mix well, set aside.  Dump approximately 1/3 of the cracker crumbs in the bottom and the sides of the baking dish.  Top with 1/2 of the apple mixture.  Add another third of the cracker crumbs.  Add the rest of the apple mixture, top off with the rest of the bread crumbs.  Sprinkle the apple juice on top.  Dot the remaining bYutter on top.  Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove the foil return it to the oven. Adjust the temperature to  375 degrees and cook another 10-15 minutes or until the top is browned.

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