|Thin white bread slices||6|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted|
|Apples||6 Large, cored, pared, and quartered|
|Sugar||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Golden raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Coarsely chopped pecans||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Remove crusts from bread slices; cut each into 3 strips. Dip into melted butter; line bottom of a 1 1/2-quart deep glass casserole or ovenproof bowl with strips, then arrange remaining strips upright around sides.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet; add the apples and cook until apples are tender but not mushy. Sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice. Lightly mix in raisins and pecans. Turn mixture into the bread-lined casserole.
3. Bake at 350°F about 40 minutes, or until bread is golden brown .