Apple Pie Moonshine

 Our theme this week is Gifts From the Kitchen for #SundaySupper. We have 50 recipes from our group for holiday gifts, hostess gifts, or just something you might want to gift yourself with.This week our wonderful host is Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian.My contribution is Applepie Moonshine.Well, it is not exactly moonshine, but it packs quite a punch!This is a recipe that I previously posted.To be honest it is one of my top rated recipes.I thought I would re-post it, because I think it would make a great Christmas gift.

In fact, I give it out every year.

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Apple Pie Moonshine


1/2 gallon apple juice

1/2 gallon apple cider

4 cinnamon sticks

1 cracked nutmeg (optional)

8 allspice berries (optional)

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 liter Everclear Grain Alcohol (190 proof)

or Vodka (if you have to)


In a large stock pot (1 1/2 gallons or bigger) combine juice, cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, berries and both sugars.
Cook on high until sugar dissolves.
Allow to cool then remove cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and allspice berries.
Add Everclear.
Pour liquid into mason jars or other pretty jars to give away as gifts.

Here are some other ideas from my #SundaySupper friends.

Breads / Breakfast

Pumpkin Biscoff Bread – Dinners, Dishes, and Dessert

All-in-One Beer Bread Kit – GirliChef

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting – La Cocina de Leslie

Banana Coconut Coffee Cake with Macadamia Nut Streusel – The Lovely Pantry

Pancake Mix With Apple Cider Syrup and Candied Walnuts – Tora’s Real Food

Cranberry Hootycreeks – Baker Street 

Condiments / Ingredients

Apple Butter – Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Cranberry Strawberry Jam – The Meltaways

Herb Vinegars – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Harissa – The Wimpy Vegetarian

Homemade Vanilla Extract – Flour on my Face

Homemade Cherry Extract – Cravings of a Lunatic

Nutella Powder – I Run For Wine

Orange BBQ Sauce – Midlife Road Trip

Apricot Pineapple Sauce – Vintage Kitchen Notes

Spiced Cranberry Apricot Almond Chutney – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Pumpkin Butter – Family Foodie

Soup and Snacks

A Soup For You – Momma’s Meals

Maple Nut Granola – Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Spicy Dill Pickles – Sustainable Dad

Sweet and Spicy Curried Nuts – Soni’s Food for Thought

Roasted Spiced Nuts – Mrs Mama Hen 

Sweet and Spicy Pecans – Supper For a Steal

Maple Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars – Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Orange Spiced Chickpeas – Home Cooking Memories

Turtle Pretzels – The Messy Baker


Rocky Road Candy – Magnolia Days

Dairyfree Vegan Caramels – Galactosemia in PDX

Peanut Butter Cookies in a Jar – Mama’s Blissful Bites

Cookies in a Jar – Damn Delicious

Monster Cookie Mix in a Jar – What Smells So Good?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Biscotti – Meal Planning Magic

Snickerdoodle Snack Mix – Pippi’s in the Kitchen Again

Butter and Jam Thumbprint Cookies – Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends

Peppermint Stick Cookie Truffles – The Weekend Gourmet

Chewy Praline Fudge – Small Wallet Big Appetite

Peanut Cajetas (Peanut Fudge) – Basic and Delicious

Cookie Cutter Fudge – Chocolate Moosey

Pumpkin Roll – Shockingly Delicious

Homemade Chocolates – My Trials in the Kitchen

Hot Chocolate on a Stick – Juanita’s Cocina

Chocolate Toffee “Crack” – Ruffles and Truffles

Holiday Tree Cake – Noshing with the Nolands

Salted Caramel Cookies – Mama Mommy Mom

Fruit and Nut Cookies – In the Kitchen with Audrey


Applepie Moonshine – My Catholic Kitchen

Holiday Spiced Mocha – Daily Dish Recipes

Holiday “Spirits” and Some Bottles to Boot – Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Homemade Peppermint Mocha Mix – In the Kitchen with KP

Homemade Kalua – That Skinny Chick Can Bake

StoliDolskis – The Cookie-A-Day Challenge

Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. This  evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat. We’d also love to feature your own posts for Gifts From the Kitchen on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.

Peace be with you,


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40 Responses to “Apple Pie Moonshine”

  1. #
    Family Foodie — November 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Now this is a fun Holiday Gift from the Kitchen that I know my friends and neighbors would love! Can’t wait to try it Veronica!


  2. #
    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez — November 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    LOL, with addition of Everclear, I’m gonna go ahead and say this is the closest thing to moonshine you can get without it actually being moonshine. What a fun and fabulous gift. And one I MUST try!


  3. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    How fun! I definitely need to try this for the holidays!


  4. #
    Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes — November 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Oh my yum!! Goodness that sounds amazing!! Great gift idea!


  5. #
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — November 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I never had moonshine, but this sounds so good! And can´t go wrong with vodka really!


  6. #
    Katie — November 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Talk about holiday spirits!!! I want to take a taste of this stuff….yum!


  7. #
    Jen @JuanitasCocina — November 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    OMG. I want to be your best friend so I can be on the gift list for this! WOW! Just wow!


  8. #
    Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) — November 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I bet it packs a punch! Wahooo! I have not drank anything with grain since college! What a great gift esp to take to a party host!


  9. #
    Tara — November 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Very cool. I like making different liqueurs for gifts at Christmas. I will so be trying this one!!


  10. #
    Lane — November 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Wow yummy! I wish my friends gave out alcohol for christmas gifts! 🙂


  11. #
    Soni — November 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Oooh this sounds so so delicious!I love the apple flavors with the alcohol and wish somebody served me this :)Such a great idea for this Holiday Season!!


  12. #
    german in pdx — November 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    This sounds fantastic! I certainly would be happy to receive this 🙂 ~ Bea


  13. #
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — November 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Wow, can we be friends?! Except I’ll have to save mine till after baby is born. Not sure I could limit myself to a tiny sip 🙂


  14. #
    Lizzy Do — November 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Oh, boy, this may be a project for next year’s holiday! It sounds fantastic (and potent!). Love how the Catholic girls are giving booze away 🙂


  15. #
    Sarah Reid — November 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Mmm! Love that it’s actually moonshine haha. Thankfully I can get grain alcohol here with my license!


  16. #
    Heather Lynne — November 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    My aunt made me some of this this summer and I loved it. It’s so amazing! Too amazing actually because I could drink a lot of it. Great gift though!


  17. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — November 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Whoo, I’d say that it packs a punch. This is some delicious looking moonshine. Pinned!


  18. #
    pippisinthekitchenagain — November 12, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Sounds great! I will have to make a few jars of this for gifts. Thanks for sharing!


  19. #
    Debra Eliotseats — November 12, 2012 at 1:40 am

    I remember when you posted this and I have saved the recipe for Christmas gifts. Thank you for the reminder, though. (I saved it before I joined Pinterest, but I am pinning it now!)


  20. #
    Cindy Kerschner — November 12, 2012 at 3:55 am

    The flavors sound so good together!


  21. #
    Kim Bee — November 12, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Okay lady this is impressive. I about fell over when I saw this. Love!


  22. #
    Laura Hunter — November 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Oh wow I have memories of Everclear that are probably best to not repeat. I think you have created a much more pleasant way to enjoy it then we did years ago.


  23. #
    Megan Wood — November 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    This is awesome!! I used to have a connection for real apple pie moonshine. It’s lethal and delicious. Two sips and you’re….well, I am keeping this reader friendly. I love that you have a version you can make at home. I will be trying this out for sure.


  24. #
    CrispyBitsnBurntEnds — November 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I would love to receive this as a gift. A friend of mine is from Kentucky and he use to bring me back moonshine all the time. Even if its not really moonshine, I love all the spices you added to it.


  25. #
    sassybdass — November 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Sounds amazing!! I can’t wait to try! How should this be stored; does it have to be refrigerated?


    • Veronica Gantley — November 15th, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

      No refrigeration needed for a few days, however it tastes so much better cold.


  26. #
    seetfei — November 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I would love to try this….looks good! Love all the ingredients in it…great for gift too!


  27. #
    erik — December 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    What happens is I use pure cane suger insted of white suger



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