Brown Betty: [broun bet-ee] noun
Very often found in reference to Apple Brown Betty, a classic American dessert. Brown Betty recipes are comprised of buttered breadcrumbs, fruit, sugar and spice(s). It is a homespun casserole dish related to others of the same ilk: bread puddings, cobblers, crisps, grunts, etc. What they have in common is that they are made in a casserole dish, are made up of fruits and contain some sort of topping or binder that involves flour or grain, such as oats.