Apple Day is all about spreading awareness of the environment and the season of Autumn along with a big appreciation of apples which are harvested around this time of year. There are many ways to enjoy apples from simply eaten off the tree to an apple crumble but why not prepare a delicious homemade apple juice with the apples from your trees. It is simply a refreshing and nutritious drink which is easy and satisfying to make. Make one glass of apple juice in ten minutes.
What do you need to make a delicious homemade apple juice
- 4 homegrown apples
- Half a lemon
- A small handful of mint leaves
There are many ways to make apple juice, with different herbs, sugar, honey and many other ingredients so you could even make up your own recipe with all of the flavours and ingredients that you enjoy the most.
How to make your delicious homemade apple juice
Picking your own apples from the tree is very satisfying and crab apples also make a lovely apple juice. If you don’t have your own, visit your local farmers market or store to pick some up. You won’t need many to make a delicious glass of juice. Makes sure you give them a wash.
Slice the apples and slowly simmer them in some water in a saucepan over medium heat. Use just enough water to cover the apples and allow them to break down to a soft mush. You can help them along by mashing them occasionally as well with a fork or a potato masher.
Strain the liquid into another bowl and continue to filter it until it is as clear as you would like it. Then you can add flavours to it by squeezing in some fresh lemon juice or your mint leaves. You could spice it up with other herbs and spices, the option is all yours!
Also, don’t forget that you can use the leftover apple pulp and skins to make an apple sauce or add to another dish, so nothing has to go to waste which is one of the great things about cooking with apples. Plus don’t forget to use your apples in an Autumnal apple crumble.
Enjoy your delicious homemade apple juice in the garden
Once you've made your apple juice, why not take it outside and enjoy it in the Autumn air. If you have an apple tree, all the better, as you can sit by the tree knowing you have made the most of the fruits from the tree. Apple Day is all about appreciating the apples, so what better way to do it.