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    Posted: 13 December 2014 at 07:32
I spent most of yesterday making a batch of Apple Molasses. I saw Tas mention it on here sometime back and made a one gallon batch last year. This time I made a two gallon batch. I put one gallon in each of two non reactive pots to speed up the process and then combined them into one when I got near the end. This is such a simple process. Just pour the cider into a pot and gently boil until it's reduced by about 8-1. I didn't boil vigorously for fear of scorching so it took about 6 hours to complete the process. I skimmed the foam often at first and one last time just before bottling. The last skimming only yielded about a tablespoon full.

In the end I have a quart of rich dark molasses that has an intensely sweet apple flavor. It should be shelf stable but I'm going to refrigerate it. I put it in a clean clear glass wine bottle that has a screw top. (Nothing but the best wine in my house. LOL)

I used a last years batch in a variety of recipes.

I diced an apple very finely and added it and apple molasses to oatmeal cookies instead of raisins, replacing about 1/2 of the sugar in the recipe with the molasses. This is one of my new favorite recipes.

I added a couple of tablespoons to apple pies, again, replacing part of the sugar. This raises to apple flavor to a whole new level.

I used it in a whole wheat bread recipe, replacing the cane molasses called for.

I can't wait to try it in a finishing glaze for smoked meat.

Really easy process that adds a whole new flavoring opportunity to your kitchen thanks to Foods of the World. Thanks Tas. RD

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pitrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2014 at 09:33
Mmm, thanks for the reminder, I need to pick up some cider and make some more of this.
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Cool! I'm gonna try this.
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Hey, RD  I'm glad you tried this - it reminds me that I need to make more!

I love the apple flavour, especially when combined with the rich, caramelised undertones. This stuff is useful in many ways!Thumbs Up
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