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brown betty

noun
1.
a baked dessert made of apples or other fruit, bread crumbs, sugar, butter, spice, etc.
Origin of brown betty
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65
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  • And brown betty had the boldness to demand molasses on top of apples!

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • But this time only the four little girls who had found brown betty were to go.

    Five Little Friends Sherred Willcox Adams
  • Fetch me another glass, lass, said he to little brown betty.

    Twilight Land Howard Pyle
  • A great wave rushed after them and swept brown betty from her feet.

    The Delafield Affair

    Florence Finch Kelly
  • "It's one on 'im," Tate confided, as brown betty and the sled dashed by.

    Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock
  • "Fetch me another glass, lass," said he to little brown betty.

    Twilight Land Howard Pyle
  • Allow to stand half an hour, then cut into slices and serve on top of the brown betty.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Save unshapely pieces for bread pudding, brown betty, or stuffings.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • brown betty lay crouching fearful in the ruins while her feathered neighbors fluttered homeless in the hollows of the rocks.

    Killykinick Mary T. Waggaman
  • Made the same as brown betty, omitting the molasses, adding water and a little lemon juice instead.

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