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Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Anderson

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 lemons, halved
2 oranges, halved
3 2-inch pieces ginger, peeled, smashed
3 star anise pods
3 3-inch cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
8 cups apple cider
cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 cups moonshine or 2 cups vodka or bourbon
2 Pink Lady or Granny Smith apples, quartered

Directions:
Directions:
Bring lemons, oranges, ginger, star anise, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cider, and brown sugar to a boil in a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot and cook, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved. Let cool 5 minutes, then stir in moonshine and add apples; let cool completely. Cover and let sit at room temperature 12 hours.
Pick out lemons and oranges; discard. Pour apple-pie moonshine into wide-mouth jars. Cover and chill until cold, at least 2 hours.
To serve, ladle into ice-filled glasses.
Do Ahead: Moonshine can be made 1 week ahead. Keep chilled.

 

 

 

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