- 1/2 Gala Applesliced, The apple you choose should be sweet. The Gala apple is very good for this recipe.
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamonground
- 1/8 Gingerfresh, cut into thin slices
- 1/8 teaspoon of cardamomground
- 1/8 teaspoon of allspiceground
- 1/8 teaspoon of nutmegground
We tend to relate certain seasons with certain tastes. For example, peaches are delicious in the summer and apples in the fall.
Speaking of fall, apple pie is a great dessert to make with freshly picked apples from the trees. Whether you have trees in your back yard or you just went to the orchard, you can enjoy the taste of old fashioned apple pie without spending hours over a hot oven, trying to get your crust right, in your Kombucha drink.
Apple Pie flavor and Kombucha — a match made in heaven.
Enjoy this good old fashioned fall taste in the summer too with kombucha.
There are many different types of apples that you can choose from sweet to tarty. For this recipe, you want to pick a sweet apple, such as the Gala apple. The Gala apple is available at most of the local grocery stores. If you can’t find Gala’s, then you can choose another apple that is well known to be sweet.
We recommend organic apples for a better taste, if you can get your hands on some.
If you can’t get raw apples, then you can take a short-cut and buy pre cut apple slices in the grocery store however, these apple slices are normally soaked in some form of preservative in order to keep their color from turning brown. Slice a fresh apple whenever it’s possible.
Note: for a variation on this recipe, you can actually blend up a real apple pie and add some of it to your Kombucha second ferment for a actual apple pie kombucha. Yes, you actually can flavor a kombucha by adding in blended apple pie. However, we give you the healthier alternative above that just requires the main spices used in apple pies.
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Glass quart jar
- Small funnel
Start with the Basic kombucha Recipe
Finish the first process of basic kombucha. If you need the recipe, click here. This recipe is simple to make and will take approximately five days.
If you prepare your apple slices ahead of time, place them in a bowl and fill the bowl with water and add a teaspoon of lemon juice. This will keep the apple slices from turning brown until you can add them into the second ferment directly.
Add the ingredients to a glass container
Add the sliced apple, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice, and nutmeg into the glass container. These flavors are your 'Apple Pie' flavors.
Optional: Boil the ingredients with a bit of sugar + water added
How to Slice the Apple
As for slicing up the apple, it's up to you how fine you want to slice. IF you use the Swing Top Style bottles for the second fermentation, you'll probably need to dice the apple slices small (even shred them up to fit inside the bottle).You could, if you prefer, use a food blender to mash your ingredients into a pulp then add this to the kombucha. Or you can keep things more separate. The more blended the ingredients, the more they will absorb into the Kombucha which may change the flavor (more blended will give a stronger 'apple pie' flavor as it is).
Fill the Bottle & Second Ferment It
Once you have all the ingredients in the bottle, fill the bottle up to one inch from the top with kombucha. Place the lid on the bottle and set it in a dark place for three days to ferment the second time. Don't forget to 'burp' the bottle every day or two to prevent an explosion, especially if it's over 80 degrees in the area you store the bottles.
Refrigerate & Enjoy