If your looking to make apple pie moonshine check out the recipe I’ve posted below. I’ve been making Apple Pie Moonshine for years and like to think I’ve perfected this recipe.
Most people first hear about Apple pie moonshine from either a friend who’s made it or from the all to popular TV show Moonshiners. It’s by far the most desired bootleg whiskey these days and it’s hands down the best homemade recipe I’ve ever made.
To help you make your own moonshine I posted these instructions on how to make a corn mash. You’ll also need a still to distill your corn mash once it’s fermented so make sure you check out all the homemade reflux and pot still plans. These step by step plans are great for anyone looking to build their own still.
How To Make Apple Pie Moonshine
This recipe will make 2 quarts of 35% abv Apple Pie Moonshine that will straight up knock your socks off so be warned drink with CATION!!
You’ll need the following:
- 1 cups of brown sugar
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 10 cinnamon sticks
- 1 quart of 150 – 180 proof moonshine
- 1/2 quart of fresh squeezed Apple Cider
- 1/2 quart of fresh squeezed Apple Juice
There are two ways to make Apple Pie Moonshine, you can either simmer the base for 30 – 40 min, this extracts flavors fast and makes the Apple Pie Shine drinkable once it cools or you can let the base steep overnight allowing the cinnamon sticks to release rich flavors slowly. I’ve tried both and like the steeping method better I find the boil method leaves a slight bitterness in the final product. I’ll leave it up to you to choose the method you’d like to use.
Add apple juice, apple cider, brown and white sugar and cinnamon sticks to large pot. Bring up to a boil and then simmer on low heat for 30 – 40 min. Be sure to stir occasionally.
Once simmering is complete remove from stove and allow to cool. Remove cinnamon sticks. Fill mason jars half full with base you’ve made and top off with Moonshine. Keep in mind the final strength will be dictated by the moonshine proof your using. Were aiming for a 70 proof or 35% abv final product. So for example if our moonshine is at 140 proof then we would dilute it 50/50 to give us a final proof of 70
This video show’s the process of how to make apple pie moonshine using the boil method.
If you don’t mind being patient I’d highly recommend the next method. After all good things come with time especially when making moonshine. This method will make a superior batch of Apple pie moonshine that you’ll be proud to tell your friends and family you made it.
No – Boil Method
Add apple juice, apple cider, brown and white sugar to bowl. Stir until sugars are fully dissolved then add Moonshine to desired proof.
Fill up mason jars with mixture and place two cinnamon sticks in each jar. Seal up jars and let steep for several days. Have a sample of the apple pie moonshine after a few days and remove cinnamon sticks when desired flavor is accomplished.
If your feeling adventurous you can try adding ginger, allspice, cloves, orange peel or vanilla bean to the apple pie moonshine you just made. A great way to experiment with these flavors is to use small 125 ml jars to experiment with different combinations of spices. I’ve had some great success with ginger, cloves and vanilla beans.
If you made Granny’s Apple Pie Moonshine we’d love to hear what you thought about it. Feel free to share how you altered the recipe or post your moonshine recipe you’ve perfected.
Note : For the sake of getting better photo’s I only used apple juice in my batch. Basically anywhere that I called for “Apple cider” in the recipe above I use apple juice if you care more for the look then taste do this. Personally I like my recipe but it will turn out much darker! Sorry for any confusion.