Experiments in tinkering and thought

Apple Recipes – Apple Tea


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.



Author: Tinker

Eric is a jack of all trades, working in drug formulations in a small biotech company, and integrates aspects of biology and chemistry in several research and development projects. He earned a PhD in Chemistry at Université de Montréal, following a Masters degree in chemistry and a bachelors in Biochemistry from McGill university. His interests and hobbies are very diverse and typically center around experiments of some sort: electronics, coding, cooking, construction/woodworking, plants, acrobatics. He has been practicing tai chi and kung fu intermittently for the last decade, for which he also gives classes to children.

2 thoughts on “Apple Recipes – Apple Tea

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