A Betty is a baked dessert dating to Colonial America, It is a baked pudding made with layers of spiced sweetened fruit (usually apples) and buttered bread crumbs. Apple Brown Betty is made with brown sugar and sliced apples.
The first appearance in print of the term was probably in 1864 in the 'Yale Literary Magazine' where 'brown Betty' was listed along with tea, coffee and pies as things to give up during 'training'.
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