The best part is you can use up some of that day old bread in your food pantry bag. How often do you accumulate loaves of bread that are a bit hard? Although it's wonderful that others are thinking of you, it's another world to try and bite into it.
Apple Brown Betty is a less complicated dessert, and was probably more popular among the ordinary folk with our first pioneers.
2 cups of soft bread crumbs (cube bread and place in blender or food processor)
1/4 cup margarine
3 cups of unpeeled apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup water
Saute bread crumbs in margarine. Add apples, sugar, cinnamon, and water. Place oven proof skillet or casserole in oven at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.