WORLD'S BEST APPLE BUTTER
at Odelehr Farms in Brussels, Illinois.
I consider myself a connoisseur of
small batch, hand-stirred apple butter.
Fortunately, I live close to
the prized apple orchards
in Calhoun County, Illinois
(a short drive across the Mississippi
from St. Louis.)
10 years ago, I happened upon a
roadside farm stand offering
local apple butter . . .
Mrs. Odelehr's Farm, Brussels, Illinois.
It's been a love affair ever since!
Her secret to the best apple butter:
1. Freshest local apples.
2. Washed, cored and sliced.
3. Cooked and hand stirred in
solid copper kettles, 24 hours.
4. Cinnamon and sugar to taste
(not too sweet.)
Final taste test:
Spoon liberally on warm buttered bread.
(Thank you, Mrs. Odelehr.)