Liquid Apple Pie Ala' Mode
I got a recipe like this from some friends in a remote area of Oregon while riding snow machines one winter.
I've changed it quite a bit by adding the vodka and apple cider then reduced the amount of apple juice. It's warming on a cold winter day or evening by the fire but great any time of year and makes a great gift.
I don't recommend consuming within the first 5-6 weeks of curing. It's quite potent and not very palatable unless you're the courageous sort!
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- 1/2 gal
- apple juice
- 1/2 gal
- apple cider
- 1 c
- brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 c
- 7-8 clove
- whole (not ground)
- 4-5+ stick
- cinnamon (whole sticks, not ground)
- 1 fifth
- grain alcohol (it's called everclear in my part of the country (180 proof)
- 3 c
- vanilla vodka
1In large stock pot or dutch oven, combine half of apple juice and half of apple cider. Set the rest aside for now.
Add everything else except the alcohol and 4-5 sticks cinnamon.
Cook over medium heat until slowly rolling, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2Remove from heat and set aside for about 30 minutes to cool. Pour remaining apple juice and apple cider into pot. Do not add alcohol until pan is cool to the touch or you will evaporate the alcohol!
Remove the whole cloves and discard when mixture has cooled.
3Using sterile jars with lids, approximately 6 if you're using quart jars, I like to use pints as well, add 1 cinnamon stick to each jar. I use the cinnamon sticks that were steeping with the juice too. Pour remaining apple juice and apple cider into pot...this will help to cool the mixture quicker.
4Add your grain alcohol and the vanilla vodka and stir gently but well. Pour into each of your jars and cap with lids. Store in cool place.
No need to refrigerate. Will keep for a year or more.