The roots of apple butter
lie in Limburg (Belgium and the Netherlands),
conceived during the MiddleAges.
Then there were the Monasteries, they had large fruit yards.
The production of the butter was a perfect way to conserve
part of the fruit production by these monasteries.
At one time almost every village
had its own apple butter producers.
The production of apple butter was a way
of using apples in America with the Pilgrims.
This Apple Butter was made well into the 19th century.
Pumpkin Pie, with apple butter and Rum.
Why not a bagel?
This is a favorite Apple Butter bread with walnuts..
There is no real butter in it. SO NON FAT!!!
It's called Apple Butter because it spreads like Butter
on breads. Made with with Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg
and other spices. It is used like a Jam on bread, also
as a side dish, You can add it to Gingerbread cake, and
other baked goods.
The Dutch used it for condiments.
Think I'll make that cake. Happy Baking Gals.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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