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A beverage that was popular in the U.S.A during the 19th and early 20th century. It was based on cider, with extra apples sugar and spices added. It died a slow death with the increased popularity of coffee, cola and other drinks.
It took a bushel of peeled and quartered apples, a gallon of cider, three pounds of sugar, one-eighth of a cup of allspice, a quarter cup of cloves, a half cup of cinnamon to make two gallons of the finished liquid.
The J.M. Smucker Company of Orville, Ohio, were the largest commercial manufacturers, and began their commercial operations by pressing apple butter in 1897.