How to Make Apple Pie Moonshine

by XuCharles on Feb 21, 2023

How to Make Apple Pie Moonshine

Learn to make homemade apple pie moonshine Step-By-Step

Simple and easy to make

Brief Introduction

For the Apple Pie Moonshine recipe, combine 8 cups of moonshine (120 proof) or vodka (80 proof), 3-4 cups of brown sugar, 10 cinnamon sticks, Apple pie spice, Dried ginger, Vanilla bean, and 1 apple.

While apple pie is a symbol of American national pride and prosperity, it’s also one of the most celebrated flavors of moonshine out there.  And for good reason.  One of the best things about apple-flavored moonshine, is that you can enjoy it during the winter months as a hot beverage or as a refreshing summer drink over ice.  For this recipe, we’ll be explaining step-by-step how to make a delicious batch of apple pie moonshine.


8 cups Apple Juice;

8 cups Apple Cider;

8 cups of moonshine (120 proof) or vodka (80 proof) if you want a less potent final product

5 cans of apple juice concentrate

3-4 cups of brown sugar

10 cinnamon sticks

Apple pie spice

Dried ginger

Vanilla bean

1 apple


You Will Need

measuring cups,

 masion jars,

 funnel to fill jars




 You pour all 5 cans of apple juice concentrate into a large pot.

Add 3-4 cups of brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want your batch to turn out).


 Add in your 10 cinnamon sticks, cut your apple into 4 pieces and add them into the mix as well.  If you’d like to create a more complex flavor profile for your apple pie flavored moonshine you can also add 1 pinch of apple pie spice, 1/4 cup of dried ginger, and 1-2 sticks of vanilla bean into the batch.  Be aware that a small amount of each of these goes a long way!


 Bring your mixture to a low simmer. Cover your pot with a lid and reduce heat. Let your mixture simmer for one-hour. After that, remove your pot from the burner and allow the mixture to cool down.


 Once the mixture cools down, you can pour in your 8 cups of moonshine.  *Be sure to wait until the mixture cools down before pouring in your moonshine.  Stir to completely mix the moonshine in with your apple concentrate batch.


Slowly pour your moonshine mixture into your 4 quart jars.  Be sure to use a cheesecloth to filter the moonshine/apple concentrate mixture as you pour it.  Add 1 cinnamon stick and 1/4th of an apple that was previously in your mixture to each jar.


Congrats! You can enjoy your apple pie flavored moonshine immediately. For a more complex and aged flavor, seal and store the jars in your refrigerator for 2-3 weeks before you enjoy your batch. Be sure to stir up the mix well before serving to avoid an uneven pour of shine.


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