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Cherry Apricot Betty

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 6 tb Butter; melted
  • 2 c Soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cn (26 oz) pitted red cherries;
  • -water or juice pack
  • 1 cn (16 oz) apricot halves
  • 1/2 c Brown sugar
  • 2 tb Lemon juice
  • 1 ts Lemon rind
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Nutmeg
  • 1/4 ts Salt


1 c Cherry and apricot syrup
1 tb Cornstarch
1/8 ts Salt
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1/4 c Sugar
1/2 c Heavy cream
1/2 ts Vanilla
Few drops of lemon flavoring

Heat oven to 375 F. Pour butter over crumbs; mix until all are buttered.
Drain syrup from cherries and apricots; reserve for sauce. Place a layer of
crumbs in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Add a layer of fruit; sprinkle with
1/3 of the sugar, lemon juice and rind, spices and salt. Repeat until all
ingredients have been used, reserving a few crumbs for top. Bake 30
minutes. Serve warm with Fruit Sauce. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Fruit Sauce: Blend 1/4 cup of the fruit juice with cornstarch until smooth.
Heat remaining syrup to boiling; stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook until
thickened and clear, stirring constantly. Add salt, nutmeg, and sugar; stir
until well blended. Remove from heat; cool. Whip cream; fold into sauce
with lemon flavoring.

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