When is National Apple Betty Day? October 5
What is Apple Betty / Brown Betty?
"A Brown Betty is a simple American dessert made from fruit (usually apple) and sweetened crumbs that is thought to date back to Colonial times."
It consists of a baked pudding made with layers of sweetened and spiced fruit and buttered bread crumbs. It is usually served with a lemon sauce or whipped cream. The most familiar version is the Apple Brown Betty, made with sliced apples and brown sugar. Other popular fruits are berries.
"A Brown Betty is similar to a cobbler or a bread pudding."
"A Brown Betty dessert is unfavourably mentioned in J. D. Salinger's 1951 classic novel The Catcher in the Rye where it is described as typical unpleasant boarding school fare.On the King of the Hill animated comedy series, the character Peggy Hill claims to make the best Brown Betty in Texas, even though those who eat it often have cramps or stomach pains."
How is this holiday celebrated?
By baking Apple Betty for all your friends and family!
Apple Brown Betty Recipe
2 c. finely chopped apples
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. butter
Place a layer of apples in a greased baking dish. Mix dry ingredients together. Sprinkle apples with the mixture. Alternate layers until all is used, ending with the crumbs on top. Dot with butter. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover to brown. Serve warm or cold with cream.
This Dessert is Related to:
Cobbler / Apple crisp / Crumble
Origin of this Holiday?
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites, food sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
See Also: American Desserts
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This is referred to as a "National" day as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though, this is still a holiday to celebrate.