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Apple Brandy

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + standing

Makes

2 quarts

I spend a lot of time developing recipes for the many fruits and vegetables we grow on our farm. In this creation, apple liquor is enhanced with spices for a delightful drink.—Deanna Seippel, Lancaster, Wisconsin
Apple Brandy Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 pounds apples, sliced
  • 1 liter brandy
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Additional whole cloves and cinnamon sticks

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  2. Place apples in a large glass or plastic container; add the sugar mixture, brandy, cloves and cinnamon stick. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least two weeks, stirring once a week.
  3. Strain brandy mixture; discard apples and spices. Pour into glass bottles. Place an additional three cloves and one cinnamon stick in each bottle.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 ounce-weight: 123 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 19g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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