I love picking apples in the fall. After picking all those apples I can’t wait to make crockpot sugar-free apple sauce. But what happens when your small heirloom apple orchard decides to give you a lot more apples than the previous year. Or you just happen to pick way too many apples? Are you swimming in apple cores? Well, you could make a ton of jars of apple core cider vinegar, or you can make apple core apple juice instead. One full swoop and you use all all those apple cores. Which one would you choose?
Apple core apple juice.
I knew you would.
The thought of tons of apple cider vinegar fermenting jars all over my kitchen is just not too appealing. (Save some of those cores just in case you want to make apple cider vinegar.)
Apple core apple juice is so yummy. You will want to learn how to make it.
Read on to learn how.
Just an aside, you can simply store your apple cores in the freezer until you get enough to make apple juice. You don’t need to own an orchard or pick enough apples to share with the whole neighborhood.
Let’s get started. My recipe is adapted form this recipe.
Apple Core Apple Juice:
- Simply add water to about an inch above the apple cores and apple peels if you have them. (I removed all the seeds since I am paranoid about cyanide in the seeds. That’s just me.)
- Bring the apple core mixture to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
- Discard the apple cores and peels. Let it cool and then use a coffee filter to filter out any sediment so the apple juice is clear.
- You can add sugar, honey, or stevia at this point if you don’t find that the juice is sweet enough. I didn’t find that it needed sugar but I don’t like an ultra-sweet taste.
I made 3 spaghetti jars of apple juice. The amount of juice is directly related to how many apple cores that you have.
Alternatively, you can freeze the apple juice in glass jars. Just make sure you provide plenty of head room in the jar so that the glass doesn’t crack. Follow these instructions to freeze liquid in glass jars especially if you are using tomato sauce jars that have shoulders.
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Have you ever made apple core apple juice?
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