A Brown Betty is an American dessert made from fresh fruit, usually apple and sweetened bread crumbs. Cake crumbs can be used too! ( that sounds sooooo good) This dessert is thought to date back to colonial times. I used 3 different types of left over bread ends that I had in the freezer. I used this recipe as a guide. I didn't really follow it because I was really short on the quantity of the ingredients, but I wanted to make it anyway. I mainly just followed the ratio of the ingredients. Overall it came out pretty good. Mine came out similar in look to a cobber because of the crumb topping but it tasted like a bread pudding. I think even following a bread pudding recipe and then adding the crumbs on top might be worth looking into. I have only made a bread pudding once with my mom and she didn't follow any recipe. I just remember really liking how pump and tasty the raisins she added got after it was baked and soaked up all that flavor of the spices she added. I 'm not done with this Brown Betty dessert recipe yet. I will try different types of bread next time but I was glad not to waste any of those left over bread ends from my freezer. Also check out this Brown Betty recipe from Baking Bites this is a great resource for ideas if you plan to make one.
If you do make one let me know. I would love hear about it and swap recipes.