September 29, 2022


I made my apple compote for the week from some foraged apples this morning and so thought that I would make some apple cider vinegar.
Cores and apple peels from 6 to 10 apples (organic if possible)
2 tbsp of sugar
Water to cover
Mason jars or similar
Muslin or paper towel to cover.

1. Pack your apple cores and peels into the jar or jars.
2. Add the sugar and stir in (I made 2 jars out of 10 small apples and added a tbsp of sugar to each.)
3. Cover the peels with water.
4. Put muslin or paper over the top with string or an elastic band.
5. Let the jars soak for 2 weeks at room temperature. ( I put mine in a kitchen cupboard).
6. Drain off the liquid and keep. You can compost the apple cores and peels.
7. Put the liquid back into the jars. Cover again and leave for 4 more weeks, stirring once a day.
8. On the 7th week taste the vinegar. If it is not acidic enough you can leave it longer and continue checking and tasting. When it is to your liking you can bottle it.

This can be used in recipes, to take for health reasons, or used to clean your house. It cost me the price of 2 tbsp sugar. 😊

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  1. Marie November 27, 2022 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Oh wow! This is awesome! I have an apple a day with my lunch (a creature of habit!) and I have to buy apple cider vinegar to mix in my chickens’ water to help keep them healthy so this is a REALLY useful recipe to know! Thank you for sharing! I’m guessing you can freeze the cores in a ziplock bag as you accumulate the number needed, yes? Thanks again! Greatly appreciated!!

    • ToniG November 29, 2022 at 1:52 am - Reply

      I have never tried freezing them, but I cannot see why not. Thanks for commenting

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