Spread some apple butter on that pumpkin bread

Children in fourth through eighth grade are invited to make pumpkin bread and apple butter on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 to 12:30 at Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. As part of the Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop, they will learn how to prepare food popular during the 18th and 19th centuries as well as Colonial manners, morals and way of life.

Typically seasoned with cinnamon, clove, and other spices, apple butter is usually spread on bread, used as a side dish, an ingredient in baked goods, or as a condiment. Apple butter may also be used on a sandwich to add an interesting flavor, but is not as commonly used as in historical times.

All participants will sample their own cooking and take home recipe cards as well as any leftovers. Previous sessions have made bannock cakes, pease porridge, pickles, an amulet of green peas, apple tansey and fairy butter.   

Members: $10; non-members $15. Register by emailing info@wiltonhistorical.org or calling 203-762-7257.