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Apple Brandy

 Apple Brandy
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
43 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.