1 1/2 teaspoons
freshly grated nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Combine the nutmeg and the sugar and set aside 2 tablespoons. Put the bread cubes in a bowl and toss with the rest of the sugar mixture, the melted butter, and the lemon rind.
Peel, core, and slice the apples into fairly thick wedges. Line the bottom of a heavy 1 1/2-quart casserole with 1 cup of the bread cubes. Layer half of the apples over the bread and top with 1/2 cup of the bread cubes.
Layer the rest of the apples in the casserole and sprinkle with water. Cover with the rest of the bread cubes and evenly sprinkle the reserved 2 tablespoons of sugar over the top.
Put the lid on the casserole or cover tightly with foil. Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Take the lid off the betty, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until apples are tender and the topping is brown.
Per Serving: 339 Calories; 5g Fat (12.9% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 3g Protein; 74g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 263mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 2 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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