1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 slice firm sandwich bread with crust, coarsely ground in a food processor (about ½ cup)
½ cup applesauce
Garnish: lightly sweetened whipped cream
Heat butter in an 8-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides, then cook nuts and bread crumbs with a pinch of salt, stirring constantly, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
Spoon applesauce into a goblet or other glass, then sprinkle with crumb mixture. Top with whipped cream.
Vegans: sub margarine for the butter and skip the whipped cream.