"United we bargain, divided we beg."

Monday, September 14, 2009

Applemania

Pressed fifteen gallons of cider yesterday. A guy came with a pickup truck half full of gorgeous honeycrisps. I only kept four gallons, because I ran out of containers and because the guy is a serious homebrewer and offered to make up the difference in wine. Um, yes please!


There was a five gallon bucket of apples leftover. Today I used those, plus the last of the holy pears to make a gallon or so of pear-and-applesauce. It is delicious. So delicious, I'm not even bothering canning it, because I know we will eat it all within a couple of weeks.

4 comments:

AnyEdge said...

Can you concentrate the cider at home, by boiling or something, and then reconstitute it during the winter? Say will a cinnamon stick and some orange peel? M.....

Aimee said...

I've been freezing it in half-gallon jars. Of course, the real goal is to preserve in the form of hard cider.

AnyEdge said...

Freezing it in concentrate, or at drinking strength?

And duh. Hard cider = good.

*wistful, faraway look in eye*

Aimee said...

At drinking strength. I don't want to boil it.