Some of the top-rated desserts by Food Network are Apple Brown Betty by Rhee Drummond and a chocolate bread pudding by Bobby Dean, as of March 2015. Other highly-rated desserts are Black Forest cupcakes by Sandra Lee and poached pears from Giadia De Laurentiis.
Rhee Drummond's Apple Brown Betty received 4.5 out of 5 stars on Food Network from 43 reviewers, as of March 2015. For the recipe, place four slices of diced, hearty wheat bread in a 9-by-13-inch greased baking pan. Sprinkle the bread with 1 1/2 apples diced, 3/4 cup brown sugar and one stick of butter cut into pieces. Repeat with another layer of bread, apples, brown sugar and butter, then spoon 1/2 cup water on top, a little at a time. Cover the dish in foil and bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove the foil and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until brown.
Food Network rated Bobby Deen's chocolate bread pudding 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37 reviewers. To make the rum toffee sauce to go on top of the pudding, heat 2 cups brown sugar and two sticks of butter over medium heat until boiling. Add in 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream and 3/4 cup dark rum and simmer for four more minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla.