Blueberry Brown Betty

Blueberry Brown Betty

Blueberry Brown Betty

Enjoy this Brown Betty Dessert before Blueberry Season passes us by!  Sweet, Juicy Blueberries are Baked until Soft and Jammy, along with Buttery Bread Crumbs and Bright Lemon.  Make it in your Slow Cooker, and keep your kitchen cool!

For as much as I spazz out over summer fruit, I have to admit, I’m already beginning to long for the cooler months, where I can enjoy warm, comforting desserts baked with cinnamon, nuts, caramel, and chocolate.  I’m sure it probably has to do with this totally oddball weather we’re having.  I mean, WTH, weather?  What kinda summer you think you are?  One hot week, and then cloudy and cool for months on end?  You better check yoself cause that ain’t right…

This dessert is the perfect remedy, and the perfect way to bridge that gap between summer and fall.  And besides that, it has so much going for it that I hardly know where to begin.

Hmmm, let’s see…  First of all, it’s about the easiest thing EVER to make.  I think it might have been the first dessert I’ve ever made, so it’s perfect for beginners.  I’m making it in my slow cooker, which is super energy-efficient and a great way to keep your kitchen cool, just in case you are not experiencing the same unseasonably cool, wackadoo temperatures.  And, it’s totally adaptable, to your own personal tastes, and to whatever fruit is in season in your neck of the woods.  I’m telling ya, you can’t mess this thing up!

Blueberry Brown Betty

I first learned how to make a Brown Betty with apples (OMG heaven!), but if you are lucky enough to live a state over from what’s arguably the blueberry capital of the world, you might want to follow my lead and use blueberries.  You’ll love how they cook down so jammy, sweet, and gooey, and the buttery whole wheat bread crumbs provide a hearty contrast.  A bit of sugar and lemon give it such a summery vibe, but a warm dish of this between your palms is so comforting on drizzly, gray day!

Blueberry Brown Betty

It’s as simple as tossing these pantry staples together…

Blueberry Brown Betty

…set it, and forget it!

Blueberry Brown Betty

Blueberry Brown Betty

Yield: serves 4

Blueberry Brown Betty

Enjoy this Brown Betty Dessert before Blueberry Season passes us by! Sweet, Juicy Blueberries are Baked until Soft and Jammy, along with Buttery Bread Crumbs and Bright Lemon. Make it in your Slow Cooker, and keep your kitchen cool!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • zest of half a lemon
  • juice of half a lemon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Tear the bread into randomly sized pieces. Place in a mixing bowl, or the crock of a slow cooker, along with remaining ingredients, and toss.
  2. Cook in a slow cooker to desired doneness or, place in an oven safe baking dish and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the top is just beginning to brown.
  3. Serve warm, cold, or room temperature, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional).
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A little vanilla ice cream wouldn’t hurt one bit…

Blueberry Brown Betty

I think this would be fabulous with any kind of fruit.  I’m picturing peaches, bananas, blackberries, and of course, apples.  It would also be completely adorbs baked in a little mason jar.  When you bake it in the oven, the tips of the top layer of bread get all toasty and chewy… INSANE!

Check out these other fab blueberry recipes I’ve made (just click on the pic for the recipe):

Baked Blueberry Sour Cream Donuts

Baked Blueberry Sour Cream Donuts

White Peach and Blueberry Pie

White Peach and Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake Cups

Blueberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake Cups

And I have lots of other easy dessert recipes on Baking a Moment:

Chocolate Dipped Blackberry Buttermilk Popsicles

Chocolate Dipped Blackberry Buttermilk Popsicles (GF)

Chocolate Almond Panna Cotta with Cherry Sauce

Chocolate Almond Panna Cotta with Cherry Sauce (GF)

Peanut Butter Cookies | Baking A Moment

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

I hope you enjoy these, and what’s left of your summer!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says

    These look fantastic, Allie! And the pictures are beautiful, you really made me I wish I could have some of it right now. We don’t get a lot (any) blueberries here, but the peach version sounds fantastic to me too! x

  2. Liz says

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried a brown better before but it sure sounds great! I also love that it’s made in a crock pot which I’ve never tried baking in before. We’ve been having odd weather here too. We had two weeks of a heat wave in July (when my husband and I had to work outside in the yard) and since then it feels like Fall! :(

    • Allie {Baking A Moment} says

      I bet we live close, Liz. I’m in the Philly area. Our weather sounds identical. Anyhow, I’ve made a few fruit recipes in the slow cooker, and it works pretty well if you like to get things really soft and gooey. If you’re looking for chewy, crisp, or crunchy, not so much, but for soft things it’s terrific. ;)

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