Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

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A beloved staple in the world of home kitchens, Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar takes the spotlight as a go-to for health-conscious home cooks. Its popularity extends beyond mere culinary applications, as it’s hailed for potential health perks like aiding in weight loss, regulating blood sugar levels, and alleviating symptoms associated with diabetes. Crafting this kitchen essential involves a simple alchemy—fermenting raw sugar or mucavado and the natural sugars found in apples, transforming them into the tangy elixir known as apple cider vinegar.

At the heart of its charm lies acetic acid, the primary active component that imparts vinegar with its distinct character and, according to enthusiasts, its health-boosting properties. As you embark on the journey of creating your own apple cider vinegar, you’ll witness the transformation of humble apples into a versatile and flavorful ingredient that goes beyond mere culinary delight. This homemade elixir is not just a condiment; it’s a testament to the artistry of home cooking and the potential for wellness that lies within the heart of your kitchen. Embrace the simplicity of the process, and soon you’ll have a bottle of Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar ready to enhance both your dishes and your well-being.

Apple cider vinegar, or cider vinegar, is a vinegar made from fermented apple juice, and used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys. Check out these other tasty Apple Cider Vinegar recipes to incorporate more ACV into your diet.

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Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

The most popular vinegar in the natural health community is Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar. This includes weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and improved symptoms of diabetes.

  • Author: Tales of a Kitchen
  • Prep Time: :05
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Fermented
  • Cuisine: Global

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 small apples (core and peel included, no stem)
  • 3 tsp raw sugar or muscavado
  • filtered water to cover

Instructions

  1. Wash and chop your apples into medium sized pieces (or use the peels and cores of 6-7 small apples after making a pie). Place them in a clean, rinsed and sterilized wide mouth jar.
  2. Mix the sugar with 1 cup of water and pour on top of the apples.
  3. Add more water if needed to cover the apples.
  4. Cover the jar with a paper towel or a cheesecloth and secure it with a band. This keeps nasties away while letting the liquid breathe.
  5. Place the jar in a warm, dark place for 2-3 weeks – I just kept it in my pantry.
  6. Strain out the liquid and discard the apple pieces.
  7. Return the liquid to the same jar and cover it again (same paper or cheesecloth).
  8. Return the jar to the same warm, dark place and leave it do its thing for roughly 4 to 6 weeks, stirring with a plastic or wooden spoon every few days or so.
  9. After the first 4 weeks, you can begin to also taste your vinegar and once it reaches an acidity you like, you can actually transfer it to a bottle with a lid and begin using it.
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