Brown Betty (dessert)
|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredients||Bread crumbs, butter, fruit (usually apple, but also berries or pears)|
A Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert made from fruit (usually apple, but also berries or pears) and sweetened crumbs. Similar to a cobbler or apple crisp, the fruit is baked, and, in this case, the sweetened crumbs are placed in layers between the fruit. It is usually served with lemon sauce or whipped cream.
- Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, John F. Mariani [Lebhar-Friedman:New York] 1999 (p. 10)
- Buckeye Cookery, Estelle Woods Wilcox, facsimile 1877 edition [Applewood Books:Bedford MA] (p. 197)
- Kessler, Ronald (1996-04-01). Inside the White House. Simon & Schuster. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-671-87919-8. Retrieved 1 February 2012.