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.

40 thoughts on “Spiced Apple Ale #SundaySupper

  1. 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.

  2. 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~

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!).

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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

  8. 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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