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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Who is Betty in 'brown Betty'?

Apples make wonderful autumn desserts. So, let's put apples on today's dessert menu. This dessert is said to have originated in colonial times, when apples were often used to sweeten dishes. The recipe was first published in the 1864 Yale Literary Magazine as "brown Betty." Brown was lowercase and Betty was capitalized, probably referring to a specific person. Whoever the lady was, the dessert is a favorite autumn recipe made with lovely apples, spices, and layers of crumbs — bread crumbs, oats, or a crumble. So here's to Betty...whoever she was! Happy Apple Betty Day!

October 5 is... 

aka Apple Brown Betty

Five things to know about Apple Betty
  1. A Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert.
  2. Brown Betty offers fruit as a main ingredient, usually apples but also berries and pears.
  3. Its first mention in print was in 1864.
  4. A recipe from 1877 uses applesauce and cracker crumbs.
  5. Apple Brown Betty was one of the favorite desserts of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the White House[Source: wikipedia.com]
Apple Brown Betty is like baked apples with a streusel topping!

 ~Recipe Time~

Crock Pot Bread & Butter Apple Brown Betty (Recipe)

 Apple Brown Betty with Oats (Recipe)

Apple Betty with Crumb Topping (Recipe)

For those who rather watch a video vs. reading a recipe...

Is your mouth watering yet?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

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