A GLIMPSE IN THE KITCHEN:
For several generations, College of the Ozarks has taught the art of canning jellies and preserves. Those who get their hands on a jar of the College’s famous apple butter have a chance to taste sweet success.
The recipe starts in the morning with ten gallons of apple sauce poured into a steam vat and stirred with an automatic mixer. While it heats up, 25 lbs of sugar, along with salt, cloves, cinnamon, and other signature spices are slowly poured into the vat.
After all the ingredients are added, the apple butter cooks for 20 minutes. While it simmers, the students are busy preparing the lids and jars by placing them in warm water. This helps to soften the seal on the lids and keep the jars sterile before canning. By afternoon, students have completed one batch of apple butter and filled 84 pint jars of jelly.
Our Apple Butter is sure to bring a taste of the Ozarks back to your table or will make a welcome gourmet delivery for someone special!