Fresh, Homemade Apple Juice

4.3
(20)

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.

9
9
9
9
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 peels and cores from red apples - seeds removed

  • 5 cups water

  • ¼ cup white sugar

Directions

  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.

Editor's Note

Apple seeds contain amygdalin, a toxic substance.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* 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.

You’ll Also Love