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Cider Apples With Juniper Berries

Use these apples as a side to your fall dinners. It will go with all poultry, pork and veal dishes. The apples will stay well in a covered jar refrigerated.

Type: Fruit
Courses: Side dish

Recipe Ingredients

3   Golden delicious apples
3   Red gala or Rome apples
4 tablespoons 60mlMelted butter
25   Juniper berries
1 cup 237mlApple cider
2   Orange peel
2   Lemon peel
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar

Recipe Instructions

Core the apples but do not peel them. Cut in half lengthwise and then into 1/4-inch slices, crosswise. Place into a large bowl.

Melt the butter and toss over the apples in the bowl. Coat well and add the juniper berries. Transfer the apples to a 5- or 7-quart pressure cooker and add the cider, orange and lemon peel. Lock the lid in place and bring to high pressure. This will take awhile.

As soon as the pot registers high pressure, turn off the heat and gently release the pressure.

Transfer the apples using a slotted spoon into a large bowl. The bottom of the cooker will have the cider liquid. Boil this liquid down and add to the apples. Sweeten with the sugar and gently mix in. Check the sweetness of the apples before adding the full amount.

This recipe yields 1 quart.

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