Eastern Shore of Virginia Recipes


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Recipe By     : Dorothy Richards Pilchard

Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :1:30

Categories    : Desserts

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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   1      quart         apples -- sliced 1/8" thick

   1      cup           flour, all-purpose

   1      cup           sugar

     1/2  teaspoon      salt

   1      teaspoon      cinnamon

     1/2  teaspoon      nutmeg

   4      tablespoons   water

   2      slices        bread -- grated


Grease casserole heavily with butter. Peel, core and slice apples. Mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into apple slices and place in casserole. Sprinkle with water; top with crumbs; dot with butter. Bake about 1 hour at 350 degrees. Serve either warm or cold.

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Serving Ideas : Top with milk, cream, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

NOTES : Brown Betty is usually made during the fall and winter on the Eastern Shore. Although today apples are available all year, this dessert still tastes best when there is a nip in the air.

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