National Apple Betty Day in The Villages FL

National Apple Betty Day

National Apple Betty Day in The Villages FL

On October 5th every year, we mark National Apple Betty Day to celebrate this yummy dessert baked in oats and cinnamon.

The American version (Brown Betty or simply Betty) of what is sometimes called a cobbler, apple crisp, or crumble, dates back to the colonial period.

The sweet aroma of an Apple Betty fills homes with warmth even as the temperature plummets outside. The timing couldn’t be better; with tart apples fresh off the tree almost begging to be used for this autumn treat.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY

Betty is a traditional dessert in the United States. As the name implies, it is usually made with apples, but other recipes might adopt pears or berries. Brown Betty belongs to the same family as apple crisps and cobblers. Sweetened crumbs are stuffed into the layers of baked fruit and served with whipped cream or lemon sauce.

The origin of this dessert is somewhat shrouded in mystery. It is said to have evolved from the classic English bread pudding. According to “The Oxford Companion to Food,” the dish gets its name from its creator — an African-American woman of the same name. The “Brown” in Brown Betty is said to denote her skin color, having mixed racial origins.

Naming desserts after those who create them was a staple of colonial times. The recipe consisted of lemon juice, sandwich bread, brown sugar, Granny Smith apples, butter, and cinnamon. In 1864, the dessert made its first appearance in print when “Brown Betty” was mentioned in an article in “Yale Literary Magazine.”

Brown Betty is traditionally supplemented by cream-based sides such as ice cream or whipped cream. Mixed with the apple flavor and bread crumbs, the cream caps a delicious dessert that tastes just like heaven.

A Brown Betty is the perfect addition to your lineup of holiday meals. Not only is it wonderfully tasty, but it is also ridiculously simple to make. Lovers of apple pies will love the Brown Betty as it packs a delicious flavor. Celebrate this delicious holiday with foodies everywhere today by diving into a Brown Betty!

HOW TO CELEBRATE APPLE BETTY DAY

  • Eat a Brown Betty
    Get this amazing dessert from your local store and enjoy it with family and friends. You can also whip up a batch yourself if you’re a whiz in the kitchen.
  • Try a new topping
    Try out fun toppings for your dish. From lemon sauce to whipped cream, there are lots of interesting flavors to add.
  • Research recipes
    Go online and search for new, creative recipes to add a fun twist. Invite friends over and share fun recipe ideas.

5 FACTS ABOUT APPLES THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

  1. Powerful admirers
    The Apple Betty is said to have been the dessert of choice of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  2. No stranger to fame
    Apples are among the world’s most cultivated tree fruits.
  3. Size doesn’t always matter
    Apples grow on small-sized deciduous trees.
  4. Asian origins
    Apple trees were first discovered in Western Asia.
  5. Planting seeds of deliciousness
    Apples made their way into North America through European colonists.

WHY WE LOVE APPLE BETTY DAY

  • We love apples
    Apple Betty includes tons of healthy ingredients in its preparation. From lemon to apple itself, this dessert certainly has a healthy side.
  • A White House favorite
    Rumor has it that a one-time resident of the White House loved this dish for dessert. That’s all the motivation we need.
  • Loads of recipes
    With lots of topping choices, there is so much you can do with this dish. You can try different flavor options to thrill your palate.

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