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Caramelized Brown Betty Recipe

Course: Dessert
Total Time: Under 4 Hours
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Caramelized Brown Betty

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo

Let’s get this straight. A “crisp” is a layer of sweetened and spiced fruit baked under a crispy crumb topping; a “pandowdy” is a one-crust, deep-dish fruit pie with a biscuit topping; and a “betty” (or “Brown Betty”) is a pudding made with fruit, layered and topped with buttered breadcrumbs. Although they are all good, Betty is my queen. I’ve messed with the original a little by using bread cubes instead of crumbs, which gives the finished pudding a bit more texture.

Yield: 6-8 servings

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 3 tablespoons, melted
  • 6 firm Bosc pears or Granny Smith apples or large ripe peaches, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cubed fresh or day-old bread (¼-inch cubes)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Melt the 3 tablespoons of solid butter in a large skillet over high heat until foamy. Add the fruit and sauté until the pieces just begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and mix in the brown sugar and vanilla.

Mix the 3 tablespoons of melted butter and the bread cubes in a medium bowl until the butter coats the bread evenly. Scatter a third of the bread over the bottom of a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Top with half the fruit mixture, another third of the bread, the remaining fruit, and the remaining bread. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top. Drape a folded kitchen towel over the top and cover with the lid. Cook for 3 hours on high, or until the fruit is bubbling and brown around the edges.

Keep warm for up to 2 hours and serve warm with ice cream, if desired.


Precook: 10 minutes

Slow Cook: 3 hours on high in a 3- to 4-quart cooker

© 2008 Andrew Schloss

Editor's Note

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.


Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

291kcal (15%)
40mg (4%)
6mg (11%)
77mcg RAE (3%)
23mg (8%)
6g (28%)
9g (14%)
96mg (4%)
1mg (5%)

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