Mom's Apple Pie Moonshine

by B&SD

After reading the article on 'your-inner-voice' about moonshine, It kinda made me curious and I started researching it. I found a recipe that isn't really moonshine because it's not distilled and that's okay because I don't have a still. LOL

Life can't get much better than a Saturday night, surrounded by loved ones, yelling at the Falcons/Packers game. (Not sure what happened there) and making Mom's Apple Pie Moonshine. The worst part is waiting for it to cool. Let me tell you, this is some good stuff. Just remember it is made with 190 Proof Grain Alcohol so it is sneaky. It taste so good you just want to keep drinking it. There is no 'bite' as you are drinking it but you can feel the warmth as it's going down and that warm, mushrooming effect when it hits your stomach. It is good warm or cold. I 'borrowed' the recipe from online but there was no name so I guess they won't mind me passing it along.

Ingredients:

1 Gal. of apple juice
1 Gal. of apple cidar
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1 litre of 190 Proof Grain Alcohol, Golden Grain, Everclear, or equivalent

To get started, you need a large boiling pot. Add into the pot the apple juice, the apple cidar, the white and brown sugar, and the whole cinnamon sticks. Bring the contents to a boil, remove the pot from the stove, and let it cool down to room temperature. Once at room temperature, gradually stir in the 190 proof grain alcohol. What you don't consume in one sitting, you can bottle for later use. Store it in sterile Mason jars, place one cinnamon stick in each jar, then store them in a cool dry place. After a couple of weeks your Apple Pie Moonshine will taste even better. The cost is under $25.00 and makes about 9 quarts.

Next we're gonna try that Welches Grape Wine. Gotta give the stores time to restock after all that snow. Ya'll enjoy now!!

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Mar 31, 2014
storing apple pie alcohol in the fridge!
by: Anonymous

DON'T DO IT!!
LONG TERM STORAGE IN THE FRIDGE WILL RUIN IT AND YOUR HARD WORK.
Just sayin.

May 25, 2013
BETTER APPLE PIE
by: BIGSHINER

2 GAL APPLE CIDER
2 GAL APPLE JUICE (NOT CONCENTRATE)
2 CUPS WHITE SUGAR
2 CUPS BROWN SUGAR
1 BOTTLE HONEY
BOIL HONEY AND SUGAR TOGETHER IN 2 CUPS OF APPLE JUICE THEN ADD TO MIXTURE.
1/2 CUP OF VANILLA EXTRACT
1 GAL OF MOONSHINE OR 3-4 LITERS OF EVERCLEAR

Apr 20, 2013
storage
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure because ours don't sit around that long. We make a fresh batch as needed.

Apr 17, 2013
how long after mixing can you store this?
by: Anonymous

If placed in sterile mason jar, how long would this mix of juice and shine sit for? And would it be best stored in a refrigerator or at room temp.? Also, does this time include the two week sitting period with the cinnamon stick?

Dec 31, 2012
great recipe
by: Anonymous

This is a great recipe! I have tasted a lot first time ever using brown sugar always used white pure cane. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 10, 2012
a real moonshiner
by: Anonymous

This is a quick easy way to make a like moonshine at home there is allways a knock off of everything in this world these days the Japanese the Chinese do it everyday this is good for around the house or to sell to terest (- not spelled right but u get the point but it will not burn blue like real moonshine will if u add real shine it will burn blue but keep up the good thanking and good work not everyone likes shine or can't get it for what ever reason if u look hard enough or know the right people there is someone in every town who makes shine or knows someone that can get it so enjoy and if u drink to much stay home and don't drive it chould be my kids or yours u kill .................... Just another moonshiner doing what my pap thought me

Feb 04, 2012
Straining and Containing
by: Anon Anonymous

After boiling let it set for 2 hours. As the ingredients have cooled strain the fluids into your mason jars. I leave cinnamon sticks and granny smith apple slices to ferment in each jar. In preparation to serve, honey dip the lip of an empty cup or jar into large sugar grains. My great grandfather called it Prof. Townsend Moonshine Apple Pie. He would give it to us when paw was at work and we would play tummy stix until morning.

-Anon

Jan 17, 2012
Real Apple PIE
by: Anonymous

It may tast great people but heres the problem your alchol proof is no more than 20% not only that people if you freeze it this WILL FREEZE!!! so with that said if you plan on selling any of this and your buyers want to keep their shine cold and stick it in the freezer and when they want a drink and pull it out guess what they can't because it a solid block of ice. Real Apple Pie Shine will not freeze. With that being said people this is not moonshine this is nothing but a mix drink
______________

You know this is a good point, but the recipe was shared with me by "an old gal" 65+ years old in 2011 and she said "she got it from her mother".

And excuse me for saying this, but she had more "balls than you would ever have". She was one of the best "Dorms", in the world. Well, any way she just died and had she seen what you wrote, I know she would respond, in a very nice and intelligent way. She would say something like: "I know men think they know everything", so I have to find a more sophisticated way to address this comment: So let me ask him, WHAT DID THEY DO BEFORE, PRIOR TO REFRIGERATORS and FREEZERS? Then she would ask YOU, Why do men "always think", whatever is being made is made for them?""" She was a "damn good'em" for women rights.

Then u'll would engage and who knows what would happen. She would also tell you, "Don't criticize the cook in the kitchen".

Dec 19, 2011
Cinnamon Sticks
by: Anonymous

Something i found over my years of making this is if you add a cinnamon stick separately to each jar instead of cooking them in the vat it comes out much clearer and tastes slightly better.

Dec 12, 2011
any recommendations for types of apple juice ?
by: carrie

is there a certain brand of juice that I should use for this, or maybe one I specifically should not ?

Dec 09, 2011
CHILL AWAY!
by: LET THE MOON SHINE THROUGH

YES YOU CAN CHILL IT, ITS EVEN BETTER ICE COLD! I USE 1.5 LITERS OF SHINE WITH 1 GAL APPLE CIDER AND 1 GAL APPLE JUICE BUT I ONLY USE ONE CUP WHITE SUGAR AND 1 1/4 CUPS BROWN SUGAR AND 8-10 CIN. STICKS. I BOIL FOR 10 MINUTES, ( THIS HELPS GET RID OF THE FLOATIES IN THE CIDER) THEN COOL AND ADD SHINE. THE BOILING REALLY GETS THE CINNAMON TASTE AND IF YOU LET THE MIXTURE SIT IN MASON JARS (IN THE FRIDGE) FOR A WEEK OR MORE THE SWEETNESS WILL GET STRONGER AND GIVE YOU A PERFECT SWEET SMOOTH TASTE WITH A NICE WARMTH DOWN THE THROAT AFTER YOU SWALLOW. MY WIFE DOESNT EVEN LIKE THE TASTE OF ALCOHOL, BUT SHE LOVES THE SHINE WHEN WE BREAK IT OUT ON HOLIDAYS. ENJOY!

Nov 23, 2011
chilling apple pie.
by: Anonymous

you can chill as soon as cool to room temp. I have done it both ways but to me it is much better chilled. My friend wanted to know if you could heat it, serve it like warm cider.

Nov 22, 2011
temp?
by: Anonymous

Can you chill the apple pie moonshine after its made or should you leave it room temp?

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