Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert made from fruit (usually apple) and sweetened bread crumbs. It is similar to a cobbler or apple crisp, and the fruit is baked. It is an old dessert, first mentioned in print in 1864. Apple Brown Betty was one of the favorite desserts of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the White House. They served Apple Brown Betty at my elementary school cafeteria and I loved it. They served real food back in the sixties and seventies!
Recipe for Apple Brown Betty from Pioneer Woman here!
LOOKS AMAZING! I would definitely cut back on the sugar and butter though.
yes, go from 1 1/2 cups sugar to 1 c and for butter 3/4 cup to 1/2
Good idea. Lower percentage of a heart attack! 🙂
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This oh-so yummy photo of Apple Brown Betty stopped me in my WP tracks this morning. I want some right now. I make a similar dessert but definitely not with that much butter or sugar. 😦 The photo did inspire me to make some soon though. 🙂 Do you have a fav Brown Betty recipe?
Have a fabulous late autumn weekend. It’s still nice and warm, here in BC. 🙂
Lovely presentation and looks delicious as well.
Thank you. Great fall dessert too! 🙂
I haven’t had Brown Betty for centuries. I should surprise my grand kids.<3
You should. It’s such an old dessert but I’m trying to make a comeback for it. It’s in one of my favorite cookbooks from Back in the Day bakery. http://www.amazon.com/The-Back-Day-Bakery-Cookbook/dp/1579654584
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Yum! An healthy too!