How adorable are these? They are called Pink Lady apples. They are super sweet, and crunchy, and I love them!
We joined a produce cooperative here where we live and the first delivery was yesterday. We ordered an entire case of pink lady apples (the coop delivers every two weeks, so we might have been a touch overzellous). Anyway, after we crammed as many apples as we could into our fridge –just look at our fridge! We. Are. Rabbits. 🙂 haha.
The rest of the apples, we decided to juice. Turns out, it takes about 6 apples to make a pint of juice. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Set up your juicer.
Breville makes a great juicer, it’s supposed to be top of the line, but mine works awesome and it’s the $100 version from Target. 🙂 Use what you like. I took this picture after I had started juicing. Yum!
Step 2:Prep The Apples.
Wash your apples, remove the stickers, and cut into quarters. You can adjust the size of your apple slices to fit into your juicer. Quarters work best for me.
Step 3: Juice, Juice, Juice.
It took me 5-6 apples to fill up the 1L “catch container”?? Whatever the pitcher that catches the juice from the juicer is technically called, that thing, on mine is about a liter, and it takes 5-6 apples to fill it. As that container was filled, I transferred the juice over to a pitcher. I love Pampered Chef and I used the Pampered Chef mixing pitcher to pour my juice into. This particular pitcher helped me later as I wanted to drain off the froth that collects on top of the juice, but I will explain that next.
Step 4: Remove froth.
Froth is going to collect on top of your juice as you’re juicing, and I like to strain that off. There are a multitude of ways you can do this, but I have this process that works for me:
I take a clean white t-shirt and cut it up, so that it is one large white peice. (Basically–no arms, and I make slits in the sides.) Next, I spread the t-shirt over a wide mouth pitcher or half-gallon jar.
The Pampered Chef pitcher has a small strainer on top and it sort of automatically pours out the juice ahead of the froth, so when I’m pouring over into the t-shirt laden container, the majority of the froth stays behind in the PC Pitcher while the t-shirt catches anything that might slip through.
Cheesecloth would likely work just as a great, but I didn’t have cheesecloth so we went the t-shirt route. Either works fine. The t-shirt does drain rather slow, so you can either pour fast and wait on it to drain, or pour slow and have short drain times in between. Whatever suits your patience level. 🙂 ha! Anyway, After you drain out the froth you’re ready to drink!
Step 5: Enjoy! I sealed mine in a half gallon ball jar and tied a cute ribbon around it because that was fun. Store it how you like, but do keep it in the fridge. I would discard any un-used juice after about a week. You can freeze it, too, and that will make it last longer.