Tuesday, February 25, 2014

easy dutch apple pie recipe from scratch

Who has had the opportunity, in his life, to visit the Christmas markets, knows the scent that is released as you walk in throwing the eyes here and there. The spicy scent of mulled wine, sweets of cinnamon, the magical moment when you taste it for the first time the soft version of the classic invigorating drink made ​​with red wine. Also affectionately called apple wine, it is the perfect drink to warm your winter, and is also perfect for the little ones. Warm, sweet and fragrant in the right place, I'm sure you will love it, if you have not already had the chance to savor it. Preparing it at home is easy and you can even try your hand in the production of apple juice, one of my favorite drinks, even without the addition of spices rejuvenating and refreshing. 

Once opened, it keeps in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.The apple juice is very popular in our region and throughout northern Europe. Traditionally, it has a rather sour taste and is used to get so apples taste sour.
To our taste, we wanted to play in a different way with the bouquet of our juice together using many different varieties, but they were rich in sugars and more aromatic. Our intent was to get an apple juice sweeter and more perfumed, that would satisfy, in our view, more children, but not only. We thought it was a shame to have the apples that you look with a lot of attention in the cultivation to increase the sugar content and do not use them for this product. The craftsmanship and hot-filling of freshly squeezed juice with no additives help to maintain the delicate flavor and aroma of our apples.

Apple Juice

Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 20 mins ♥ Total Time: 50 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings


4 apples
6 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cups water


Chop the apples

Place in a large pan and add water. Add cloves and cinnamon stick. Simmer for 45 minutes, crushing with a masher from time to time. Remove from heat and perform a final crushing to maximise the release of juices

Strain apple juice using tea strainer, and discard cloves and cinnamon. When cool store the juice in the fridge.

Serve apple juice in glasses