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{My Best}...Apple Brown Betty

Betty or Brown Betty- A Betty consist of a fruit, most commonly apples, baked between layers of buttered crumbs. Betties are an English pudding dessert closely related to the French apple charlotte. Betty was a popular baked pudding made during colonial times in America. According to The Oxford Companion To Food, by Alan Davison: The name seems to have first appeared in print in 1864, when an article in the Yale Literary Magazine listed it (in quotation marks, implying that it was not then a fully established term) with tea, coffee, and pies as things to be given up during 'training'. That author gave brown in lower case and Betty in upper case: and, in default of evidence to the contrary, it seems best to go along with the view that Betty is here a proper name. According to The American History Cookbook, by Mark H. Zanger: Brown Betty (1890) - This recipe was part of the winning essay for the $500 American Public…