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Making Applesauce at Green-Trust

Linda and I are busy today cutting up apples and cooking them down on the wood fired cook-stove. We are only doing a half bushel this time around, Ida Red’s make great applesauce. It’s 35F outside, and 78F inside, so cooking on the stove is a great comfort.

We are also making apple butter and apple crisp today.

Cider Apple Butter

8 lbs. apples
4 quarts sweet cider
3 lbs. sugar
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon

The apples are pared, cored, and sliced, then cooked slowly in the cider. When this is cooked enough, sugar is slowly added, along with the spices. Keep cooking and stirring the sauce until the mixture is no longer watery but thick. Good apple butter should be a dark color and be thick enough to cling to a knife.