Fresh, Homemade Apple Juice


This apple juice recipe is super easy and requires no juicer! My mother had this creative way of using the leftover apple cores and peels (from baking pies) to make homemade apple juice. To anyone with a sensitive palate, the distinct and almost bitter taste of store-bought apple juice can be a little strong at times. This homemade juice is lighter and pleasantly sweet without the kick.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 5 cups water

  • 3 peels and cores from red apples - seeds removed

  • ¼ cup white sugar


  1. Combine water with apple peels and cores in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apple flavor and color have permeated the water, about 30 minutes.

  2. Strain apple juice into a mixing bowl; discard all solids. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before drinking.

Editor's Note:

Apple seeds contain amygdalin, a toxic substance. Be sure to remove all seeds before starting this recipe.

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.

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