Time: 3 days to soak the ginger; about 3/4 hour to simmer the apples very gently

Sufficient for 3 dishes

  1. 1-1/2 oz. of whole ginger
  2. 1/4 pint of whiskey
  3. 3 lbs. of apples
  4. 2 lbs. of white sugar
  5. the juice of 2 lemons
  • Bruise the ginger
  • Put it into a small jar, pour over sufficient whiskey to cover it, and let it remain for 3 days
  • Cut the apples into thin slices, after paring and coring them
  • Add the sugar and the lemon-juice, which should he strained
  • Simmer all together very gently until the apples are transparent, but not broken
  • Serve cold, and garnish the dish with slices of candied lemon-peel or preserved ginger

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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