Save those peels!
You can make a delicious tea.
Apples with un-waxed peels work best, but you can make this with waxed ones too. Prepare the tea as directed below, upping the quantity as you need.
You can freeze the tea, so make lots while you have the peels!
Apple Honey Tea - Finding Joy in My Kitchen
~6 apple peels
3-4 C water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or 1 cinnamon stick)
1 T honey
1 T lemon juice
Place apple peels in a sauce pan. Cover with water and lemon juice and cinnamon.
Bring to a boil for 10-15 minutes, until liquid is colorful and appley.
Strain out the apple peels using a colander positioned over a large bowl.
If you are serving right away, you may choose to add a cinnamon stick in place of ground cinnamon. Then, to keep the tea warm, transfer to a crockpot set to "low" or "warm".
To make ahead for a frugal holiday party beverage, just boil the apple peels and then freeze the liquid.
Add to your crockpot about 3 hours before serving, and heat through adding lemon, honey and cinnamon sticks to taste. Serve warm from the crockpot.
As a bonus, your house will smell amazing while simmering away this tea.
What do you do with your apple peels?
This post is linked to:
Fall into Flavor 09, Crockpot Wednesdays, URS: Anything Goes, Grocery Cart Challenge, Fall Season Recipe Roundup at the Krazy Kitchen, Rhoda's Recipe Party, The Progressive Dinner Party - Beverages Works for Me Wednesday URS Ingredient Spotlight