Old World German Apple Tea

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"This is an Old World recipe that uses the leftover peels and cores from apples used to make any apple dish. I first made this recipe with my mother when we made Gedeckter Apfelkuchen mit Streusseln - Old World German (Apple Crumb Cake). Midway into the gentle cooking of this tea you will begin to smell the wonderful aroma of apples. You may add cinnamon, cloves or any spice or herb you favor. Once you have tasted this wonderful tea it will be easy for you to bypass any commercially prepared juice available where you shop. Enjoy!"

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75 m 12 servings yields 6 c.
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  1. Place peels and cores in a large stew pot.
  2. Pour lemon water from apple quarters over peels & cores, add enough water to just cover the peelings. Turn burner to medium, cover & just bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer 1 hour.
  3. Turn apple tea pot off. Allow to cool 30 minutes. Strain apple peelings into a large container. Stir in 2 tblsp. sugar. Adjust sweetness to taste. Pour into glass bottles or jars & refrigerate for up to a week. Yield 6 - 8 c.
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