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Apple Schnapps
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Apple Schnapps

In the long, dark evenings of winter, what would be more welcome than a fragrant whiff of sunny apple-orchard autumn preserved in schnapps? Tell the lucky recipient to serve this schnapps chilled from the refrigerator in small shot glasses with hors d'oeuvres. Or perhaps guests would enjoy it at room temperature as a digestif with dessert or after dinner.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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  • Portion size 3 cups (750 mL)


  • 4 4appleapples
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) 1bottle (750 mL)vodka
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Remove stems from apples. Scrub in warm soapy water; rinse well and let dry. Quarter and seed apples; slice thinly, without peeling or coring.

In two 4-cup (1 L) glass jars, mix apples with sugar; seal and let stand in cool, dark place for 3 days.

Add vodka, filling to top. Seal and let stand in cool, dark place for at least 3 weeks or for up to 2 months.

Strain through fine sieve, pressing apples to release liquid; discard solids. Strain again through coffee filter into decorative bottle; seal bottle. (Make-ahead: Store for up to 6 months.)

Additional information :

Ginger Apple Schnapps: Mix 10 thin slices gingerroot along with sliced apples.

Spiced Apple Schnapps:
Add 2 whole star anise and half cinnamon stick along with vodka.

Nutritional Information Per 2 tbsp (25 mL): about

cal 96 pro 0g total fat 0g sat. fat 0g
carb 7g fibre 0 chol 0mg sodium 0mg

% RDI:

vit C 2
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