And one last recipe: Apple butter


Apple-butter-making is seen on a large scale in this 2007 photo by Jason Plotkin. Want to make your own in a slightly smaller kettle? Read on.

This recipe might be a little early, but hang on to it – you might need it come fall!
Do you remember loyal reader Jo’s scenes from the Apple Butter Boil last November?
Well, here’s a recipe, again from the Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group, if you’d like to make your own. It even includes the Dutch name for this treat – Lotwaerick!
Apple butter
4 quarts apples
2 quarts water
1 1/2 quarts cider
1 1/2 pounds sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves
Wash and slice apples. Cover with water and boil till soft. Press through sieve to remove skins and seeds. Bring cider to boil, add apple pulp and sugar, cook till it thickens, stirring constantly. Add spices, cook till thick enough to spread. Pour in jars and seal.
Mmm! Of all the recipes I posted this week, that definitely sounds the best to me – I love anything to do with apples. And who knows? Maybe this year, Jo will be so kind as to invite me again and this time, I’ll stay healthy and be able to go! (Hint hint!!)

About Joan Concilio

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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