This is from a VERY OLD book that someone gave me many years ago titled
The Modern Family Cook Book (dated 1953).
So you KNOW it has to be good, right?
2 cups coarse stale bread crumbs
6 cups sliced, pared, tart apples
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
Put 1/3 of the crumbs into a buttered casserole and cover with half the apples. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, and salt together and sprinkle half the mixture over the apples. Add another layer of crumbs and another of apples and sprinkle with rest of sugar mixture. Top with crumbs, pour lemon juice and water over all and dot with butter. Cover and bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake 15 minutes longer. Serve hot or cold with or without cream. Makes five servings.