North Country Brown Betty

Category:
Desserts > Cobblers/Crisps

Ingredients
1/4 cup butter, melted
3-1/2 cups bread crumbs
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon sugar

Bread Crumb Mix:
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 cups bread crumbs

Filling:
1 pound frozen peaches, thawed and chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon rind, grated

Optional Topping:
1/2 cup sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
2 Tablespoons sugar

Directions
Prepare optional topping night before and refrigerate, covered, overnight.
Mix base ingredients and spread in large casserole dish. Cook, covered, in microwave until soft/firm in middle. Mix filling and spread 1/2 over base.
Spread 1/2 of bread crumb mix over filling. Repeat layers with remainder. Cook casserole for 40 minutes, covered, at 350 degrees. Remove cover and cook at 40 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes to brown crust. Serve piping
hot with or without topping. Serves: 8 hungry people.