How to Make Apple Juice

Homemade apple juice recipe

A self-made apple juice naturally cloudy without a juicer is easier than you think. In each bottle you have a supply of many vitamins.


  • 2 kg Apples
  • 1 L Water
  • 1 tbsp Honey (or granulated sugar)
  • 0.5 Lemon (squeezed)


  1. Wash and peel the apples, removing any brown dents or spots. Also remove the core, then cut into small pieces.
  2. Put the apple pieces in a saucepan and cover with the water. Simmer on a low flame for 20 minutes. Then puree.
  3. Then hang a fine sieve over another pot and pour the cooked apple juice into the pot via the sieve. Leftovers or coarse pieces should get caught in the sieve.
  4. Now season the juice with sugar or honey and, if necessary, with lemon juice. Then cook for another 15 to 20 minutes. Skim off any foam on the surface.
  5. Stir vigorously and then fill the juice into the bottles. Close tightly and store in a cool, dark place for a few days.

Recipe Tips

If the mixture is too thick when cooking, add water. A preserving aid can also be used, then the apple juice will keep tightly closed for 5-6 months. Seal the bottles airtight to prevent mold from forming. Once the bottle is opened use it up quickly.

How to make fresh apple juice

Can you blend an apple in a blender?

Blending is quite simply when you put the apple (cored and sometimes peeled) into a blender and liquify it. This option results in a much thicker beverage. We love a blended Ambrosia apple on it’s own but many people like to add spices or combine it with other fruits and veggies in a nutritious smoothie.

Can I use a food processor to make apple juice?

Blend apples in a blender or food processor. In a very fine mesh strainer or with a thin dishtowel, strain juice from apple pieces in a large bowl for about an hour.

How to make apple juice with hand blender

Can I juice whole apples?

You can juice an apple, but be careful to remove the seeds first. Apple seeds contain amygdalin, which can be poisonous when metabolized in the digestive system.

How many apples does it take to make juice?

Three medium-sized apples yield 1 cup of juice.

What type of apples make apple juice?

If you’re looking for a sweet juice, go with Red Delicious, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Gala apples. Red Delicious is particularly great for juicing because it is a high antioxidant fruit. For a juice with tart flavor notes, choose Pink Lady or Granny Smith.

Do you peel apples before juicing?

Peeled apples will yield juice with fewer vitamins, minerals, and fiber (and often color, too). However, without the skin, the juice will have a crisper, slightly sweeter flavor. I like to include it for the fiber and color – but it’s up to you.

How to make apple juice with a press

Why is my homemade apple juice is cloudy?

What makes cloudy apple juice cloudy is the presence of apple solids, not actual chunks of apple, of course, but small particles that are strained out in clear juice. It’s the solids that contain the antioxidants. You can get the same effect of drinking cloudy apple juice by eating apples with the skin.

What makes apple juice clear?

The production of clear apple juice requires the removal of suspended material and prevention of the development of turbidity after juice bottling. Freshly pressed juice contains suspended solids that are deliberately precipitated prior to filtration. This precipitation step is’ called clarification.

Do you have to drink juice immediately after juicing?

We’ve talked about fresh juice nutrient loss quite a bit. Again, fresh juice loses nutrients quickly (which is why store-bought juices have even less nutritional value). That’s why nutritionists recommend you drink your fresh juice within 24 to 48 hours or, at most, 72 hours.

How do you make clear fruit juice?

Is apple juice from concentrate real apples?

The juice from concentrate is really juice from the real fruit. The only difference is that it was processed i.e. its water content was evaporated after extracting it from the real fruit (e.g Orange or Lemon) and then dried up to make a powder. This powder form of the juice is called concentrate.

How do you preserve homemade apple juice?

Cut the top off an empty fruit juice carton, place a polythene bag inside, fill with juice, tie the top of the bag and freeze. Once frozen, the bag can be removed from the box and you have a brick of juice, which can be stacked in your freezer.

How do you pasteurize apple juice at home?

Pasteurize the juice using a double-boiler. Heat the juice to about 70°C (158°F), stirring frequently. Keep it at 70°C for at least 1 minute.

How long do you hot water bath apple juice?

Ladle apple juice into hot canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim, center lid on the jar, and tighten to finger tight. Process jars in a water bath canner for 10 minutes (pints and quarts) and 15 minutes for half-gallon jars.

Can you juice cooking apples?

All apple varieties can be used for juicing, but there are a number of varieties that are particularly useful because of the qualities of their juice, and these are highlighted on our website. The best juices often come from a blend of sharp apples (usually cooking apples) and sweet apples (usually eating apples).

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Written by Lindy Valdez

I specialize in food and product photography, recipe development, testing, and editing. My passion is health and nutrition and I am well-versed in all types of diets, which, combined with my food styling and photography expertise, helps me to create unique recipes and photos. I draw inspiration from my extensive knowledge of world cuisines and try to tell a story with every image. I am a best-selling cookbook author and I have also edited, styled and photographed cookbooks for other publishers and authors.

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