Time: According to the apples, about 3/4 hour.

Sufficient, this quantity, for a goose or couple of ducks.

  1. 6 good-sized apples
  2. sifted sugar to taste
  3. a piece of butter the size of a walnut
  4. water
  • Pare, core, and quarter the apples
  • Throw them into cold water to preserve their whiteness
  • Put them in a saucepan with sufficient water to moisten them
  • Boil till soft enough to pulp
  • Beat them up
  • Add sugar to taste, and a small piece of butter
  • This quantity is sufficient for a good-sized tureen

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

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