Learn how to make Fireball pickled apples. Delicious apples pickled with herbs, vinegar and Fireball whiskey for that delicious cinnamon flavor.
I love that these just go into the fridge so you don’t have to can them. As a bonus when you finish the apples don’t throw away the syrup left over. It is yummy in tea or you could add some to a meat glaze or barbecue sauce.
If you don’t like alcohol in your food items the author says you can leave out the Fireball and just add extra water. Almost all food stuffs, whether harvested, hunted, or foraged, stay fresh for a short period of time before they become inedible unless properly and carefully preserved.
However, since human beings need to eat 365 days in a year, the survival of generations before the refrigerator was invented depended on their skills in preserving food. Early ancestors either make their foods too salty, too dry for the microscopic creatures, or sweet.
But, even in this modern era where microwaves and refrigerators already exists, many of the foods humans eat, such as pickles, cheese, butters, jams, salami, yogurt, and others, were originally methods for keeping and storing food during lean months.
Sadly, these traces of food culture that have been carried over from more self-sufficient age don’t really convey the exciting extensiveness of foods that can be preserved. For instance, most of you are familiar with peanut butter, dried parsley, and blueberry jam but not dried nettles, dandelion jam, or walnut butter.
According to Mother Earth News, the best example could be pickles. Most of you grew up seeing pickled cucumbers and probably with onions or beets. However, in other parts or eras of the world, humans pickled more varieties of foods such as fruits, meats, and mushrooms.
There are 1800s cookbooks that carried recipes on how to pickle apples, while old radio programs from the times of Depression promoted this as a delicious and affordable way to get the much needed vitamins throughout the year.
OhBiteIt shares a great recipe on how to prepare your own winter whiskey apple pickles so you can enjoy it anytime you want in the comforts of your home. This is a great snack you can indulge in or you can also pair it with your favorite meals to take their taste to a whole new level.
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