As a result of picking about 40 lbs of apples as well as having pealed about 10 lbs of apples, there was a large amount of apple peels left over. I was planning on composting them, but I thought I could get some of that delicious taste out of them before that. Elisabeth has tried baking the peels with a bit of sugar and cinnamon, but that did not turn out so great.
Rather than trying to make the peels edible, I figured I would just get the flavor out of them. I took all the peels I had accumulated, threw them into a pot of boiling water and left it at a low boil for about 1 hour.
After letting it cool down a bit, I just sieved off the peels and was left with this vibrant red liquid.
Simply transfer it to a cup, add a spoonful of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon, and it is ready to drink.
It is less sour than the apple tea I have had in Turkey, but it is warm and comforting.