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Brown Betty

  • 1 quart stale bread crumbs
  • 1 quart sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water
  • Juice and rind of 1/2 lemon
Butter a baking dish. Make coarse crumbs of the stale bread and place a layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Place on top of this a layer of half the sliced apples and delicately sprinkle with one-half of the sugar, to which have been added the nutmeg and cinnamon. Dot with butter, delicately sprinkle with another layer of crumbs, add the remaining apples, sugar, and spices. and dot again with butter. Cover with the remaining crumbs and dot this with the remaining butter. Pour over this the water. lemon juice, and the grated lemon rind. Bake in a oven heated to 350F for about 45 glorious minutes, covering the dish for the first half of the time and removing the cover for the latter part of the baking. Serve with cream, lemon sauce, or hard sauce. The quantity of water necessary depends on the dryness of the crumbs and juiciness of the apples.
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT May 22, 2009 16 min 45 min 61 min

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