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Apple Brandy

I spend a lot of time developing recipes for the many fruits and vegetables we grow on our farm. In this creation, apple liquor is enhanced with spices for a delightful drink.—Deanna Seippel, Lancaster, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 quarts


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 ounce-weight: 123 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 19g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • susan
    Nov 5, 2017

    Just about to make my 3rd batch of this wonderful stuff.. i use the left over apples for xmas puddings and cake its wonderful, my mother who never drinks alcohol loves it too...

  • TerryH1387
    Dec 1, 2015

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

  • Vicki J
    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.

  • pity53
    Feb 8, 2013

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

  • Heather1176
    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.