March 23, 2011

Glazed Apples made with Lemon Shrub

Glazed apples made with what?? Fruit Shrub or in this recipe lemon shrub. Shrub is an acid fruit drink concentrate made with fruit vinegars, cane sugar and spices. I discovered fruit shrub while vacationing last summer in Cape Cod. We took a day trip over to Plymouth and found our way to the fabulous Plimoth Plantation, a bicultural museum which offers you the chance to interact with the history of early America's Wompanoag tribe along with the settlers of the 1600's. According to The Book of Shrub these fruit shrubs are made using recipes from "18th and 19th century cookbooks, including those by Martha Washington and Mary Randolf." To check out the Plantation and what it has to offer, go to 

I bought my shrub in the gift shop of the Plimoth Plantation. They came in several flavors, apple, cranberry, ginger were some of the choices, but I decided on the lemon because I love anything lemon!
Each bottle comes with its own Book of Shrub which contains some history of shrubs and a few recipes. (This Glazed Apple recipe was on the back cover.)
Shrub can be used to flavor water, wine and champagne. It can also be used to make salsas, entrees, desserts, any place you would add fruit you can use shrubs.


4 apples peeled,cored and sliced
2/3 c. raisins
4 T butter
1/3 c lemon shrub
pinch of cinnamon, allspice and cloves



Melt butter in saucepan and add the apples and raisins. Saute until the apples turn a light golden color about 3-4 minutes.

Add the shrub and spices and stir until the fruit is well coated. Plate apples and top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

For more information or to purchase shrubs go to Tait Farms Foods at

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