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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Two old recipes from the past – old-fashioned apple sauce and Molasses Pudding

Simple recipe for Old-fashioned apple sauce

Pare and chop a dozen medium-sized apples, put them in a deep pudding-dish; sprinkle over them a heaping coffee-cupful of sugar and one of water.

Place them in the oven and bake slowly two hours or more, or until they are a deep red brown; quite as nice as preserves.



Here’s an old recipe for Molasses Pudding

2 tablespons of sugar 1 egg

1/2 cup of molasses 1 pinch salt

1 1/2 cups of flour 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved

1/2 cup of boiling water in hot water

2 tablespons of melted butter

Beat the egg and sugar, add the butter, water, soda, and molasses and then beat in the flour and salt. Put in a double boiler and steam for one hour. Serve with your favorite fruit sauce.

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey


One comment

  1. Jennifer Dennis Martin

    I made some by accident once, so I just cooked it some more and added spices until it was like apple butter. 😉

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