Recently, I had the unique opportunity to witness the making of Apple Butter - the old-fashioned way. Meaning, the apple butter was cooked in an enormous copper pot over an open fire.
Pounds of "Delicious" apples (I forgot to ask how many pounds) had to be peeled, cored, and sliced; and then piled into huge tubs in preparation for cooking. Starting at 6am, a wood fire was lit and a copper pot was placed above the flames - but not touching the flames - and the apples were added.
|"Delicious" apples prepared for cooking|
|Cooking the apples|
|Using a specially-designed stirring paddle|
Carol & Gus, Innkeepers
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast