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Fresh, Homemade Apple Juice

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"My mother had a creative way of using the apple cores and peels leftover from making apple pie: to make homemade apple juice. Store-bought apple juice is tasty, but it has a strong, distinct flavor with almost a hint of bitterness. To those with sensitive palates, it can be a little strong at times. Homemade juice, however, tastes surprisingly different as it is lighter and pleasantly sweet without the kick. Besides using a juicer, this is a super-easy way of making apple juice."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 82 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Place the peelings and cores into a saucepan, and stir in the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water picks up the apple flavor and color, about 30 minutes. Drain the apple juice, discarding solid pieces, and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Allow to cool before drinking.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • Apple seeds contain amygdalin, a toxic substance.

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love this recipe...i did adjust it alittle however. I used the whole apple but cored it. boiled for an hour and took some advice and let it soak in the fidge over night..I did add 1/3 cup of cu...

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Hmm, I did not care for this. I can see me loving something like this, if it was Depression Era time. It honestly, tasted like what it was water, sugar, and tart apple peels. Making homemade app...

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Hmm, I did not care for this. I can see me loving something like this, if it was Depression Era time. It honestly, tasted like what it was water, sugar, and tart apple peels. Making homemade app...

love this recipe...i did adjust it alittle however. I used the whole apple but cored it. boiled for an hour and took some advice and let it soak in the fidge over night..I did add 1/3 cup of cu...

This is a great idea to use up the bits you would otherwise waste and I suspect that the apple variety used makes a huge difference, but I used the cores and peels from 4 pink lady apples in 4 c...

The concept of this recipe is great, especially because I hate waste and it gives me an opportunity to use up all the scraps from apple pies, etc BUT we did find it to be a bit sweet so what I d...

the juice was very good but i boiled a whole apple first.

Surprisingly good!

Apple juice is not only delicious; it also offers you a great selection of different health benefits. Green apple juice benefits have been discussed in various texts however the fact remains tha...

This is how to make apple juice and I love apple juice and I would like to try it with NO sugar because I hate sugar.

I made mine a bit different than this recipie called for. I just cut all my little apples up and threw them into a boiling pot of water. I used little apples my mother in law gave me from her ap...