A glass of apple juice kept next to apples and a basket full of them, atop a table
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How To Make Apple Juice

A glass of apple juice a day keeps the doctor away!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: apple juice
Appliance: Blender, Refrigerator, Hot plate
Servings: 1 Jar


  • 8-10 apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (optional)


  • Clean the apples thoroughly under running water, but do not remove the peel, as many of the nutrients can be extracted from the peel.
  • Slice each apple into 12-15 chunks and remove the seeds.
    Cut apples kept next to a basket and whole apples atop a wooden platform
  • Fill a large pot with the apples and enough water to cover about half the apples.
  • Slowly warm the water, and eventually bring it to a low simmer. This should cause the apples to begin breaking down.
  • Occasionally, mash the apples to speed up the process.
  • Gradually strain the apple mash through a strainer into a jar or any other container. Press the mash to extract as much juice as possible. Do not discard the mash, as they can be used to make applesauce.
  • For a very thin consistency, you can further filter the apple juice through cheesecloth or coffee filters, although many people prefer a bit more pulp in their juice.
  • Once you have the final product, you may add cinnamon for taste.
  • Chill the juice, serve and enjoy!
    A glass of apple juice with sliced and whole apples as well as cinnamon sticks in the background


If you find the flavor to be too strong, you may add some water to dilute it as per your taste.
Since homemade apple juice lacks pasteurization, make sure to refrigerate it and consume it within a week.