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just finished pressing a bushel of apples for cider and vinegar
BIL keeping the apple butter stirred

almost done
Cider press all clean up and ready to put back in the shed
 

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Cider, apple juice are the same. We grind the apples and then press them, juice is sweet cider, it will turn to hard cider just before it turns to vinegar.
We got 3 gallons of cider from 1 bushel of apples, good yeild, 2 we will drink and 1 will let turn to vinegar. This will have an acidity of about 12%, not the wimpy 5% you get in the store.
Apple butter, we peeled, cored, and quartered six bushel 3 johnathan, 3 golden delicious. Friday evening. Started cooking Saturday morning before daylight. Ended up with 26 quarts and 50 pints of butter. Got divided up between 6 families. All Diane's relation
 

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What seasonings do you put in your apple butter? I have had some that was just too spicy in the past, sort of overwhelmed the apple taste.
 

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Jim in NC said:
What seasonings do you put in your apple butter? I have had some that was just too spicy in the past, sort of overwhelmed the apple taste.
We just use sugar and cinnamon sticks, broken. Some put star anise or red hots in it, but neither one is to uor liking
 

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I can taste that apple butter now . I love to have sausage and biscuits and put the apple butter right on my sausage it is the best.
 

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Diane likes it on cheese burgers
 

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Diane likes it on cheese burgers

Ifn apple butter as a burger topping would catch on at McDonalds, yall would be makin' a bunch more :!: :eek: :lol:
 
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