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Apple Pie Moonshine for Baked by Rachel’s Apple A Day Party

Apple Pie Moonshine

We’re gettin’ all sorts of lit up in here over the start of apple season. And we’re gettin’ lit up over moonshine. Yes the two of them do, in fact, go hand in hand – because today I’m sharing my recipe for bad decisions and apple pie moonshine over at Baked by Rachel’s for her Apple a Day Party. Last year I rang in the new crops with Bourbon Apple Butter, and this year it’s Apple Pie ‘Shine all the way.

Clearly apples and booze go hand in hand. You can feel like a regular ol’ shiner with this recipe. And as always – it’s best sipped from your trusty mason jar. Pop on over and check out this recipe – it doesn’t take any time at all and you’ll be sipping the sweet stuff before you know it.

Apple Pie Moonshine

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Apple Pie Moonshine

Yield: 4-5 quarts

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Mnutes

Total Time: 25 Minutes + Rest Time

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½ gallon Apple Cider
½ gallon Apple Juice
¾ cup Sugar
2/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 ½ cup Captain Morgan's Rum
1 750ml Bottle EverClear or Grain Alcohol
4-8 Cinnamon Sticks


Add all ingredients, except alcohol, to the large stock pot and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Turn off heat and let cool to room temp. Once the mix has cooled, stir in the alcohols. Pour into clean mason jars and add in 1-2 cinnamon sticks per jar. Seal and place in fridge or cool, dark room. Let rest for about 2 weeks.
Be careful - it's potent stuff. Sip wisely!


16 Responses to “Apple Pie Moonshine for Baked by Rachel’s Apple A Day Party”

  1. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 24, 2013 @ 4:25 am

    You have to make this when I get out to the west coast! I’m seriously intrigued! Thanks so much for sharing your fun recipe during the party 🙂 It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

    • Megan replied: — September 24th, 2013 @ 7:40 am

      I’ll make sure I don’t drink it all and save some for you when you come out the west coast! It’s a hoot and a half. We’ll keep supplies on hand for the hangover, too.

  2. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — September 24, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    Well, yippee and yeehaw…and, come to mama! You can get all down home and Cleetus on me anyday, Megan…so long as you serve these wicked jars full o’ Moonshine…Apple Pie style! Thanks for sharing, girl! Pinning everywhere a group board will let me pin alcoholic concoctions! xo

    • Megan replied: — September 24th, 2013 @ 7:39 am

      hahah I’m so glad someone appreciates my Cleetus-like tendancies Stacy! hahah

  3. #
    cassie — September 24, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    This looks so incredible. I love the sound of a fall-inspired moonshine!

    • Megan replied: — September 24th, 2013 @ 7:39 am

      Thanks Cassie!! It’s pretty good heated up and sipped slow, too. Or added into your hot apple cider! I’m a big fan during the holidays!

  4. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 24, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Clearly, I need this in my life. Going over to visit Rachel now.

  5. #
    ashley - baker by nature — September 24, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Where has this drink been all my life?! I must haaaaaaaave it at once!

  6. #
    Sarah | The Sugar — September 24, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    oh man, I could kill for one of these right now!

  7. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — September 25, 2013 @ 5:01 am

    love this!

  8. #
    Heather — October 31, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    I’m an avid apple pie maker and am intrigued by the secret spiced rum ingredient but you never mention how much you put in each batch.

  9. #
    Cordie — December 15, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Put cloves in it.. I also add ground cinnamon from Saigon to mine.. Frozen tree top apple juice… And apple cider.. I put more cinnamon sticks in it to..

  10. #
    Cordie — December 15, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    I still have some thats been in my closet since last yr..We drank some of it Thanksgiving night.. So shelf life I don’t know.. But we didn’t get sick. I don’t measure cloves or ground cinnamon.. Most everyone likes the ground cinnamon added in..

  11. #
    Russ — December 25, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    Regarding the Capt. Morgan’s Rum, Do you use the spiced rum OR the all-new Capt. Morgan’s Silver? The Silver is a clear rum. And how many cups work better on the brown sugar?


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