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Apple Winter Warmer

This winter warmer is perfect for cold autumn afternoons and great in a flask after a long walk. We still have an abundance of apples here at Tracebridge which is what inspired this weeks post. I have juiced mine but you can use apple juice from the shops, just make sure it’s not from concentrate.

Serves 2
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed apple juice (or make sure to buy not from concentrate)
  • 1 cup green tea
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cm piece of fresh ginger
  • 1cm piece of fresh tumeric
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1/2 apple to garnish (optional)

This apple winter warmer is sweet from the apples, slightly savoury from the turmeric and has a warming kick from the ginger and cardamom spice.

Make sure to make the green tea first rather than leaving the tea bag with the spices to stew for too long, it will make the tea taste bitter. Replace the green tea with mint tea if you would prefer something decaffeinated.

If juicing you will need 4-6 apples depending on their size.

Method for Apple Winter Warmer:

  1. Break the cinnamon sticks in half and lightly crush the cardamom pods.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a pan bring to the boil then turn off the heat and allow the spices to steep for at least 5 minutes. If using fresh juice it may look like the apple juice has separated, this is normal and will be fine once stirred.
  3. Serve immediately with a slice of two of fresh apple or cool and put in the fridge for up to 3 days . The longer the juice is left with the spices the stronger the flavour will be. It will last longer if you’re using pasteurised juice. Make a larger batch, steep overnight in the fridge, strain the next day then reheat as necessary.

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