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December 12, 2018
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Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

Owner of Clawhammer Supply
how to make apple pie moonshine recipe

In this article we'll teach you how to make apple pie moonshine. It's as much of an art as it is a science, so have a drink before you start.

A lot of folks just throw some apple juice and cinnamon sticks in low quality moonshine and call it good. We're going to teach you a better way. This recipe makes three delicious quarts of delicious apple pie shine that will impress even the most experienced connoisseur of flavored moonshine, mason jar drinks.

Here's a video, but scroll down for more details


  • Moonshine (at least 80 proof)


We used Ole Smoky Moonshine

  • Apple juice concentrate

apple juice concentrate

  • 2 fresh honey crisp apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Orange Peel
  • Cloves
  • Allspice
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Black Peppercorn
  • Pink Peppercorn
  • Shortcut: Use Apple Pie Spice Mix

apple pie spice mix

Apple Pie Spice Mix


1. Add 6 cups of moonshine to a pot

measuring moonshine out

Measuring Moonshine

2. Stir in 4 (12oz.) cans of apple juice concentrate

adding apple juice concentrate

Adding apple juice concentrate

3. Add spices
4. Allow to sit overnight

spices, apple juice concentrate, and moonshine sitting in pot

All ingredients mixed together

5. Strain into 3 quart jars

straining spice mixture

Straining into jars

6. Add apples and a full cinnamon stick to each jar

apples in jar

cinnamon stick in moonshine
7. Share and enjoy

    Pro Tips

    A lot of people assume that apple pie moonshine needs to be heated in a crock pot or simmered during preparation. This is actually not the case and doing so will make apple shine that is bitter and also is lower proof and not as strong because alcohol will begin to evaporate at 174 degrees.

    Always refrigerate apple shine. It's best fresh and will stay good longer if it's kept in a cool dark place.

    Remember, always use legal, store bought moonshine. And use apple pie moonshine spice mix for best results.

    More Moonshine Recipes

    Click here for a peach pie moonshine recipe

    Click here for a fireball whiskey recipe

    Kyle Brown is the owner of Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company which he founded in 2009. His passion is teaching people about the many uses of distillation equipment as well as how to make beer at home. When he isn't brewing beer or writing about it, you can find him at his local gym or on the running trail.

    • Hello, what is the shelf life of the apple pie moonshine when using the tin can and apple juice concentrate

      Posted by Gabe on January 26, 2024
    • Hi Mate

      I’m live in overseas and have not access to that kind of apple constantrat, so who’d you please inform me , " may i use fresh apple juice, is it possible or not?

      If yes how many cups must use from fresh apple juice?
      if your answer no, please inform me what i must do for made this kind of moonshine apple pie?

      Thanks my Friend

      Posted by Navid on July 20, 2020

      Posted by legrant harshaw on July 19, 2019
    • Do you ship the stainless steel still assembled? Or where could I pick up one say a 5 gal. steel.

      Posted by Ernest Mumford on June 20, 2019
    • I am just a beginner in the making of Moonshine. I am looking at the clawhammer equipment and don’t want to miss anything that a beginner would need. I have been looking at the 8 gallon set up and have it in my “cart” at the present time. Could you give a list of what I truly need to make moonshine – highest proof possible.

      Posted by Billy Carfagno on June 12, 2019
    • What’s the shelf life of this not refrigerated?

      Posted by on May 28, 2019
    • Thank you for all your edumacation I look forward to hearing from you in the future

      Posted by Mike on May 17, 2019
    • What’s the shelf life of this not refrigerated?

      Posted by Jr on March 12, 2019
    • Do you have still kits that use a thump keg and worm

      Posted by Mike on February 05, 2019
    • I am in virginia and can I buy a still from you to make my own apple moonshine for my own use’

      Posted by Steve Buzzell on December 17, 2018

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