Two Apple recipes from the 1880s

As part of homeschool this year I decided to read aloud “The Work and the Glory” books, which is a series about the restoration of the gospel, and also about a fictitious family in the early 1800s.

In this book we have learned a lot about life back then including many descriptions of chores and machinery.  Today in our reading they mention “Apple Cheese” which is made almost entirely out of apple pulp.  I have never heard of such a thing and decided to look it up.  There is surprisingly little about it!  I found one recipe published in a California newspaper from 1880.  The directions are not the same as the ones in the book, but it’s as close as I could get from searching for 20 minutes online.

Turns out Apple Cheese is not cheese at all!

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Also included in the newspaper was a recipe for Apple Fritters.  Yum…

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I think I might make both of these sometime soon since it’s apple season!

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