6large apples, peeled, sliced in ¼-inch slices (Fuji, Gala, Delicious), about 2 pounds
1teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1teaspoon almond extract
1/2cup dark brown sugar
6ounces cranberry juice
2tablespoons dried cranberries
2slices whole-grain bread
2tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/4cup quick-cooking oats
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine apples, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extract, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cranberry juice, cranberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until fruit is softened but not mushy, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and transfer to a 9-inch glass pie plate.
Place bread in a food processor and pulse to form coarse crumbs.
Combine breadcrumbs, walnuts, oats, butter and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl, working mixture with your fingers to blend. Sprinkle over apples and bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned.