cooked on a wood stove in cast iron at the Tennessee Fall Homecoming ( http://www.museumofappalachia.org/ ) .
From the Mar 03, 2009, Oak Ridger :
Fall Homecoming’s apple butter lady dies at 73
NORRIS, Tenn. —
Vergie Coxe of the Glen Alpine community, and a long-time regular at the Museum of Appalachia Tennessee Fall Homecoming in Norris, died Feb. 22, 2009, at the age of 73. She was buried at the Coxe family cemetery.
Vergie became one of the most popular demonstrators at the Homecoming where she made apple butter in large brass kettles and served fried apple pies prepared on a wood-burning stove. According to Museum of Appalachia information, Vergie peeled and dried apples throughout the summer for her famous stack cakes. She developed friends from across the country with her old-time culinary skills, and there was always a crowd at her station.
"Vergie was also known for her friendly, outgoing personality and her laughter. She will be missed by many," according to the news release.