Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Amish Recipe Series... Amish Apple Butter


Why do Amish men have beards, but not mustaches?

There are quite a few scriptures that mention beards in the Bible. An example would be Psalm 133:1,2. An Amishman does not shave his beard after he becomes married. A long beard is the mark of an adult Amishman. Mustaches, on the other hand, have a long history of being associated with the military, and therefore are forbidden among the Amish people.

Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: The Amish don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they follow methods passed down from generation to generation. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take no responsibility for them.

Amish Apple Butter
Peggy Stolfus

4 qts. apples

2 qts. apple cider

2 cups sugar

2 cups dark corn syrup

1 tsp. cinnamon

Boil the cider until reduced to 1 quart. Pare the apples and slice into thin pieces. Put the apples into the cider. Cook very slowly, stirring frequently, until the mixture begins to thicken. Add sugar, syrup and cinnamon and continue to cook until thick enough to spread when cool. Seal in sterilized jars.

This recipe yields 5-­6 pints.

2 comments:

  1. Are you sure that it doesn't yield 5 or 6 pints? How would you get 56 pints out of a few quarts of ingredients? Maybe a typo? Thanks for all the yummy Amish recipes! Love it!!

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    1. Hmmm... I think you're right! Must be a typo... will fix immediately, LOL!

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