Spiced Apple Ale #SundaySupper

It is apple season and I am so excited to start cooking up some apple inspired dishes. We have a neighbour who not only lets us picks their apples but since they don’t have the time to do anything with it, being two single guys they don’t cook much, they beg us to hurry up and pick them so they can stop cleaning up the rotten ones. Who am I to say no to free apples. So for my first batch of apple inspired dishes I decided to share something I made last year that was a big hit. This spiced apple ale, don’t be fooled by the name it is very low in alcohol content, captures the wonderful flavours of Fall and the holidays and other then taking up space for a week is so easy to make that you have no excuses not to make this and wow your guests at your holiday party.

Spiced Apple Ale

4 Liters (1 Gal.) water
1 Kilo (2 lbs) apples
500g (1 lb) sugar
1 oz root ginger
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
3 1.5L empty soda bottles


Wash and chop apples in a food processor, don’t worry about removing stems or seeds

Add apples and water in a large enough container with a lid. Leave for a week and stir daily

After a week strain the apples, discarding the pulp and add the liquid back into the container.

Add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

Add the spices and ginger and let stand overnight.

Strain through a cheese cloth or musilin.

Pour into cleaned plastic soda bottles. Leave for a week or a month depending on how sweet you want it. The longer you leave it the less sweet it will be. Make sure that you open up the cap every 2 or 3 days for the first 2 weeks otherwise the pressure can be too much and cause an explosion. Trust me it isn’t fun to clean up.

Since I still have 10lbs of apples sitting in my kitchen, along with more apples to pick I am very excited to share these lovely recipes from my fellow foodies as I too am looking for more apple recipe inspiration. So check out their posts and make sure to check out the twitter chat at 7pm EST. I sadly can’t make these chats live since it is midnight my time but the wonderful creators of these lovely dishes will be there and would love to hear from you about what you love to do with apples.

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Spiced Apple Ale
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Recipe type: Beverage
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Liters (1 Gal.) water
  • 1 Kilo (2 lbs) apples
  • 500g (1 lb) sugar
  • 1 oz root ginger
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 3 1.5L empty soda bottles
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop apples in a food processor, don't worry about removing stems or seeds
  2. Add apples and water in a large enough container with a lid. Leave for a week and stir daily
  3. After a week strain the apples, discarding the pulp and add the liquid back into the container.
  4. Add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Add the spices and ginger and let stand overnight.
  6. Strain through a cheese cloth or musilin.
  7. Pour into cleaned plastic soda bottles. Leave for a week or a month depending on how sweet you want it. The longer you leave it the less sweet it will be. Make sure that you open up the cap every 2 or 3 days for the first 2 weeks otherwise the pressure can be too much and cause an explosion. Trust me it isn't fun to clean up.

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40 Responses to Spiced Apple Ale #SundaySupper

  1. baker street says:

    10lbs of apples! WOW! Can’t wait to see the other delicious recipes you’ll share with us! The spiced ale sounds wonderful
    baker street recently posted..Apple Pie Bread #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. Hezzi-D says:

    YUM! This looks so good. I’ve never made my own ale but this looks perfect for fall.
    Hezzi-D recently posted..Caramel Apple Crumble Bars #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Katy says:

    That looks so refreshing and tangy! What a great idea.
    Katy recently posted..Apple Pie and Custard for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. Let´s just say you really used a huge amount of apples. And they were free! This is a terrific recipe! Have a great sunday.
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Apple Cheesecake #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Very interesting!! Never made my own Ale, but this would be so fun!! I think the kids would love making it with me.
    Crazy Kwistin recently posted..#SundaySupper Apple Pulled Pork Sandwich with Pickled OnionsMy Profile

  6. This looks like the perfect fall beverage. Send some of those apples my way, would you? No orchards anywhere in sight :(
    diabeticFoodie recently posted..Chicken Apple Meatloaf with Tarragon Tomato Sauce for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. This is awesome! My son will love this – can’t wait to try it!
    Pam @ The Meltaways recently posted..Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Loin for an Autumn Apple Party #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. This looks great! This definitely does capture the wonderful flavors of Fall and the holidays! It’s lovely!
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom recently posted..Applesauce Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze . . . for #SundaySupper!My Profile

  9. Patti says:

    This sound interesting! I love experimenting in the kitchen! Goggles required?
    Patti recently posted..Chunky Apple-Apricot Bread Pudding #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Soni says:

    Love this apple spiced drink.A perfect way to end an Autumn menu :)Can almost imagine the lovely taste :)
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  11. I can only imagine how fabulous this is!
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  12. Tora Estep says:

    What a terrific idea! This reminds of something my mom used to make when I was a kid that I had completely forgotten about until now. What a fun option for using an excess of apples.
    Tora Estep recently posted..Apple gingersnap cookies: Welcome to the #SundaySupper Autumn Apple PartyMy Profile

  13. This sounds so delicious and I love the process…it may take a bit of time but I think my kids would enjoy helping out with it too! Great idea!
    Brenda @ Meal Planning Magic recently posted..Apple Streusel Crumb Pie Recipe + Freezer Kits #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. How fun…I’ve never made my own ale. Does it taste like apple cider?

  15. Liz says:

    I can’t believe you made your own ale…how fantastic!!! I can see me forgetting to open the cap and having a sticky mess…so thanks for the warning. Love that top photo~
    Liz recently posted..Apple Brownies….#SundaySupper~My Profile

  16. Patsy says:

    What a perfect fall beverage! Delicious!
    Patsy recently posted..Caramel Apple Bread {recipe} #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. Carla says:

    Never made my own before and didn’t know I have to let it sit. Well I guess I’ll make some then while it sits check out the rest of the apple recipes ;) have fun with all of those apples!
    Carla recently posted..Caramel Apple Butter Cheesecake Dip for #SundaySupper Autumn Apple PartyMy Profile

  18. What an awesome recipe. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing. Now I may have to go make myself a spiced apple cider (out of a packet, lol) prior to #SundaySupper starting!
    megan @Irun4wine recently posted..Apple, Brie and Bacon Popovers recipe for Autumn Apple Party! #SundaySupperMy Profile

  19. Wow what an awesome process this is!! I bet it tastes amazing!! Happy #SS!!
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  20. Kim Bee says:

    We actually have 2 apple trees in our yard but the apples are not very good. We’re attempting to prune the trees and amend the soil so within a year or two we have fabulous apples. Until then we go picking at the orchards and I always overfill our bags then drop apples all the way back to the car.

    Love this ale, such a cool way to use apples. I can just picture myself sitting by the fireplace sipping this.
    Kim Bee recently posted..Apple Crisp Ice Cream for Our Autumn Apple Party! #SundaySupperMy Profile

  21. Katie says:

    Wow – what a cool recipe! My husband would go gaga over this one…
    Katie recently posted..Wild Rice with Apples, Dried Cranberries, and Walnuts for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  22. Hurrah for free apples!!! A great way to use them up! :-) Happy #SundaySupper!
    Lyn @LovelyPantry recently posted..Bavarian Apple Torte for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  23. Bea says:

    What an amazing idea! It looks straight forward and easy enough for me to give it a try :)
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  24. THis looks fantastic! I’ve never tried to make my own ale ever, but this one looks really tasty!
    Nicole @ The Daily Dish recently posted..Apple Pumpkin Pancakes for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  25. What a delicious drink! We make apple cider, but this looks like a great change from that.

  26. Brielle says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! This looks good… lol I cant have this yet but when I can i will definitely try it!

  27. Tara Noland says:

    Never seen anything like that, great idea and great picture!!
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  28. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I would’ve never thought to make my own ale but it probably tastes way better than the store-bought stuff. And trust me – I’m not afraid of the alcohol content (the more the better!).
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked recently posted..Lemon-lime blueberry bundt cake for a guest postMy Profile

  29. Sounds so refreshing, Laura!
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  30. Faye Leong says:

    This is like 100% extractions from apples! Wonderful Apple ale!
    Faye Leong recently posted..Homemade Apple Jam #SundaySupperMy Profile

  31. Mmmm. This looks wonderful!!
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  32. sunithi says:

    Never made apple ale before ! Sounds delish. Made gooseberry ale when I was in India years ago. Same technique I think. Sounds delish ! Think I’ll make some this weekend. Lovely pic :)
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  33. Terra says:

    What a wonderful recipe, I would love this hot or cold!!! AND maybe spiked with a little alcohol…..why not right? :-) Thank you for sharing the steps, it sounds delicious! Take care, Terra

  34. Sarah says:

    Wow! I am impressed Laura! Making your own ale. You’re practically British now. JK. I would add more alcohol to it and have myself a very happy party! Looks so refreshing and delicous.
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  35. wow, wow, wow! This is a really cool (and refreshing!) way to use a lot of apples! Love it.
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  36. This looks so easy to make. Your so lucky to have apples of our own to pick!
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  37. This looks delicious, I was wondering if you’d like to enter this recipe into our Gourmandize Giveaway recipe competition. This month the theme is apples so it would be perfect, and there are nice prizes to win – let me know what you think:

    http://www.gourmandize.co.uk/article-1-recipe-competition-for-the-best-apple-recipe.htm

    Regards,

    Laurence

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