As regular readers will know, I made apple butter recently. Apple butter is good but wasting the huge quantity of off cuts is not, so what to do??? Make cordial or syrup is what. I feel good not throwing away good food and we get a refreshing, flavoursome cordial, with nothing artificial added. Everyone wins!!
Here's how I did it.
Put apple peels and cores into a big saucepan. Cover with water and bring to boil. I added whole (native Tasmanian) pepperberries and whole cloves. Simmer until apples have pulped. You may need to add more water.
Strain through muslin cloth into a large bowl.
This recipe has no long term keeping qualities, so will need to be stored in the fridge and consumed within a couple of weeks.
My kids like the cordial served with sparkling water. I love it as a mixer with gin!! Everyone is happy!! *wink*
Have you made fruit cordials? How do you do it?
Linking to Fat Tuesday