Apple Brandy


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ½ lbs. ripe apples washed & stems removed
  • 1 fifth of brandy


  1. Mix sugar & water in small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over med high heat, stirring constantly till sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat & cool while prepping apples.
  4. Core, quarter & thinly slice apples.
  5. Combine apples, sugar syrup & brandy in large glass bowl or container. Make sure fruit is covered by liquid.
  6. Cover & let stand in a cool, dark place for 1 month. Stir occasionally.
  7. Strain using a fine mesh strainer. Discard fruit or use in other recipes. Filter liqueur into clean container.
  8. Let settle 1 day & then filter again using cheesecloth or coffee filter into final containers.
  9. Age for 1-3 months before serving.

Serves: 1 quart

Credit: “Cordials from Your Kitchen” by Pattie Vargas & Rich Gulling