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Apple Butter - Background
... The roots of apple butter lie in South Limburg (Netherlands), conceived during the Middle Ages, when the first monasteries (with large fruit yards) appeared ... The production of the butter was a perfect way to conserve part of the fruit production by these monasteries ... at the time almost every village had its own apple butter producers ...

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