Baked Apple Pie – Moonshine

F5NHZG9HOTIZSPO.LARGEYep here it is. Ive been saying I am going to post this one for over a year and finally decided to do it. This is the best moonshine recipe I have come up with thus far and every time I make it everyone wants the recipe so here it is. Just remember it is strong even if it tastes good so drink sparingly and be responsible ….. enjoy 🙂

This recipe makes about a gallon and a half. You can use  jugs or large mason jars.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon apple juice
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 cups 190 proof grain alcohol (such as Everclear®)
  • 2 granny apples peeled and cut into slices
  • 1 small box of raisins
  • sprinkle of cinnamon, white sugar, brown sugar, and a tablespoon of melted butter.

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Peel and cut apples into 8 to 10 slices.
  3. In a bowl add slices, raisins and melted butter, toss to coat, sprinkle some cinnamon, white and light brown sugar on the apples.(be generous with the sugars) Toss well until everything is coated .
  4. Place onto a foil lined baking dish all spread out.
  5. Bake for about 6 minutes, stir flip and move around the slices and bake for another 5 minutes. You dont want to bake too long or the apple slices will become too mushy and not hold their shape.
  6. Remove from oven and set aside for later.
  7. Bring the apple cider, apple juice, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large pot; reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. (never add alcohol to the hot mix it changes the flavor and you loss alcohol content)
  8. Once cooled stir in grain alcohol and the apple slice mixture. Stir well.
  9. Add to jugs jars or whatever you are using, making sure to get some cinnamon stick and apple slices in every container.
  10. Chill in fridge for at least 2 days (I make this a week before hand for best results)
  11. Shake before pouring or sipping.

*note: The apple slices will give off all of their flavor in the drink, so when you get to the end of your moonshine the apple will only taste like pure alcohol …. you have been warned :))

Tracy’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies

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Ok …. well maybe they aren’t really “FAMOUS” but they are with my friends and that’s good enough for me 🙂 Make them once and if you don’t think they are the best damn oatmeal cookie you ever had then tell me about it and I’ll change the title !!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup spiced Rum (if you want them kid friendly use apple cider)
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 3 large eggs , well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon plain Applesauce
  • 1 cup room temp Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar ( I use light but dark can be used also)
  • 1 cup white Sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups regular Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda ( make sure its not old and hard)
  • 2 cups Oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup chopped Pecans

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl soak Raisins in the rum for at least 4hrs … over night is better. (do not refrigerate)
  2. This is a very important second step that makes the cookie: drain the raisins and add to combine eggs,  applesauce and vanilla and let stand for one hour.
  3. Cream butter and sugars together until well blended.
  4. Add flour, salt, cinnamon and soda and mix well.
  5. Blend in egg-raisin mixture, oatmeal, and chopped nuts.
  6. Dough should be stiff. Add a tad more oatmeal and flour if it is not stiff enough.
  7. Drop  heaping teaspoons onto un-greased cookie sheet, or roll into balls and flatten slightly.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.Do not put in containers until cookies have completely cooled … enjoy !!