I made this we a combination of strawberries and blueberries along with the apples because its what I had on hand. Turned out so great. I served with vanilla ice cream and its was a big hit. I plan to make it as written with the blackberries once they are in season again. I love an adaptable recipe!
It's in the oven now. I found it very difficult to spread the batter though. After several frustrated attempts to make it work, I ended just pushing the stuff around with whatever tools I thought would work, including my hands. I wish I'd read the comment below about letting the batter sit in the fridge for a bit. Oh well...though it may not be appealing enough to be on the cover of a magazine, the batter is tasty and I'm sure it'll be fine.
Guests at the doorstep? Get ready to disappear into the kitchen for a couple of hours if this is what you're planning to serve them. It sounds good, but with so many ingredients and steps, about an hour of prep, plus an hour of baking time, this hardly fits the description of a nifty quick recipe for unexpected guests. A compilation of actual nifty quick recipes for unexpected guests would be welcome.
I'm giving this five stars, but I can't find the stars to click on......
I cut the sugar to total 1 cup, layered the apples onto the breadcrumbs, then a mixture of blueberries, raspberries & blackberries, remainder of apples. Very tasty & not so sugary sweet.