This modern take on Thomas Dawson’s C16th recipe is a delicious combination of pears, candied orange, sugar and spice.
Here’s a courtly recipe from sixteenth century Transylvania; an apple porridge fit for a Prince.
“Keepe cleane your vessels, and the places wheras your fruite doth lye” are wise words to make cyder by in any century.
Plus a potted history of the apple pie, from the fourteenth century to its ‘As American As…’ heyday.
Here are a few words of sixteenth century wisdom on the subject of managing your fruit harvest.
Fried fruity things, with apples, figs, dates, currants and spices? What’s not to like?
This anonymously-authored 16th century apple dessert recipe could be a good one for anyone with a butter surplus to shift.
Here’s a 16th century recipe for a sweet, spice, apple and bread sauce (or dessert?) that sounds rather intriguing.
Another 16th century mention for multiple-variety fruit tree grafting suggests it was quite a common practice for the time.
As this 16th century quotation shows, the concept of the multi-variety ‘family’ fruit tree is not a new one.