CS-017: Homemade Applesauce, Apple Cider Jelly & Apple Cider with Bourbon

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Apples.  There are so many wonderful things we can make with apples.  In today’s episode I start with a foundation apple item that is easy to make and nearly everyone likes; homemade applesauce.  I then introduce you to a most-delicious Apple Cider Jelly recipe I found.  Lastly, I share with you an adult beverage of my own creation that I call the "Johnny Apple Kick". 

Before getting into the Main Event, in the Garden Talk/Canning Talk portion of the show I talk about a quick and easy recipe I came up with for making your own version of the branded V-8 vegetable juice using jars of your home canned tomatoes along with simple garden vegetables commonly found in most people’s refrigerators.  

My Version of Homemade V-8*

This juice turned out great!  Plus, it makes great Bloody Mary's as well.

  • 1 quart of my home-canned tomatoes.
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 carrots
  • Green or red pepper (optional)
  • Small onion or 2-3 pearl sized onions.
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1-2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 its of Siracha hot sauce or 1 jalapeno pepper (optional)

I used my Nutri Bullet 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer(affiliate link) to turn all the raw vegetables & tomatoes into a drinkable concoction.

I love my NutriBullet because unlike other juicers it retains all the original fiber & pulp of whatever you put into it.  Plus, it's super easy to clean.  I highly recommend it. 

Main Event - Homemade Applesauce, Cider Jelly, Cider with Bourbon

I start out with an in-depth but easy walk-through of how easy it is to make and can your own applesauce.  My goodness, does it turns out great – and it’s easy! 

Here are links to the recipes I referred to in today's show --

Johnny Apple Kick - Apple Cider with Bourbon

  • 2 oz Bourbon or whiskey
  • 2 oz Apple Cider
  • 1/4 - 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 - 1/2 oz orange liqueur

Pour over ice, shake, strain, serve.  Add additional apple cider to taste. 

Tools & supplies I recommend to make canning your apples much easier (all are affiliate links)  --

Norpro Apple Master:

The Apple Master is perfect for quickly peeling & coring your apples - especially if you have a lot of them.  One of the best specialty pieces of equipment I have in my home canning tool kit!  This version has a suction cup.  They have a version with a clamp too if you prefer.

OXO "Good Grips" Apple Corer and Divider

It's a bit old-school, but this handy little tool efficient as can be if your plan is to include your apple peels in the mix and then run it all through a food mill before putting into your jars.  It's quick, clean, and inexpensive.

KitchenAid 3 Speed Immersion Blender  This is one of the very few speciality tools I have in my kitchen.  But I use it all the time and would feel a bit lost without mine!

 

 

 

Ball® Regular Mouth Pint Jars with Lids and Bands - Case of 12

Ball 4-Ounce Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands

Food Mill - Norpro 2 Quart Stainless Steel

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*Campbell Soup Company owns the trademark "V-8".  Nothing on this site should be construed as a license to use that or anyone else's trademarks.  I simply put the name V-8 here as a point of reference.