Apple Brandy Recipe
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Apple Brandy Recipe

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I spend a lot of time developing recipes for the many fruits and vegetables we grow on our farm. In this creation, brandy is enhanced with apples and spices for a delightful drink.—Deanna Seippel, Lancaster, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:43 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 43 servings


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 pounds apples, sliced
  • 1 liter brandy
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Additional whole cloves and cinnamon sticks

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 ounces equals 123 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.


  1. Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  2. Place apples in a large glass or plastic container; add the sugar mixture, brandy, cloves and cinnamon stick. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least two weeks, stirring once a week.
  3. Strain brandy mixture; discard apples and spices. Pour into glass bottles. Place an additional three cloves and one cinnamon stick in each bottle. Yield: 2 quarts.
Originally published as Apple Brandy in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p133

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"This was a hit! Makes for a sweet apple brandy flavor. Starting a second batch now."

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"Love it! Is there something that can be made from the apples? They smell so good it seems a shame to just throw them away."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"would love to make this but there are a lot of brandys out there plus flavored ones what do you use"

Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"This is a nice D-I-Y Brandy recipe from tasteofhome. This one is really good tasting. The professional taste is there. Plus the sweet taste of the apple really compliments with the brandy. This is one of the good cocktail recipes I've seen so far all over the web. "

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