Mix the bread with
the butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix the remaining sugar
with 1/4 cup of hot water, orange peel and lemon juice to a syrup. Put
half of the apples on the bottom of a greased oven dish. Pour half of
the syrup on top and distribute half of the bread mixture over the apples.
Repeat the process. Bake the betty 20 minutes at 180 degrees
This was a popular
dessert in colonial times.
On 16 April 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed
the Compensated Emancipation Act which freed more than 3,000 slaves
and arranged for compensation. This day has become Emancipation Day
USA. Click on
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