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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Apple Butter Madness!

It’s that time of year to make your apple butter so you’re well stocked for the rest of the year!


I wanted to share with you a couple of my mother-in-law’s recipes from our Apple-tizing Cookbook so you can easily make it yourself.


Apple Butter in a Crock Pot

by Diane Lapacek


3 qt applesauce

6 c. sugar

1/4 c. vinegar

2 tsp. cinnamon, or to desired taste

1/2 tsp. cloves

1/4 tsp. allspice

Pour applesauce into a crock pot.  Bring to boil on high heat, then add sugar and vinegar.  Cook, uncovered, on high heat for about 4 hours or until apple butter is as thick as you want it when you cool a sample in the refrigerator.  Put spices in during last 1/2 hour of cooking.  Does not need to be stirred continuously, just when it is boiling hard and about every hour or so. 


or…for those without a sweet tooth…


Tart & Tangy Apple Butter

by Diane Lapacek


4 qt. applesauce

4 c. cider vinegar

1/4 c. cinnamon

3 T. cloves

1 T. allspice


Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.  Cook uncovered on high setting for about 5 hours or until as thick as you like it.


  • Lapacek’s Orchard recommends using our infamous ‘Baker’s Mix’ Apples when creating your apple butter.  The mixture of apples creates a fantastic mixture of flavor that all your family and friends will compliment you on.


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