Homemade Apple Pie Cocktail for #TheFallHarvestDinner

Time to celebrate Fall with good food AND good friends!!  Today kicks off The Fall Harvest Dinner 2013 with nine other bloggers!  When Eileen from The Joy of Caking asked if I would make the cocktail……welllllll…..I was sooooo all over that task!

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AND the cocktail of choice for this lovely gathering……

Homemade Apple Pie Cocktail for #TheFallHarvestDinner

First, let’s jump back a few posts before we share what is filled in that pretty glass.  Did you see the homemade apple pie I made?  The crust includes brandy, and the apple pie filling also included brandy.  The brandy does not make the pie boozy, it gives the pie another dimension of flavor.

Now, let’s jump back to the present and discuss the delicious cocktail.  Are you wondering why we discussed the homemade apple pie?  Well the night I was making my cocktail, I caught a glimpse of the fabulous apple pie, and inspiration hit.  Brandy+Apples+sweetness=YUM!

Homemade Apple Pie Cocktail for #TheFallHarvestDinner

Homemade Apple Pie Cocktail with a Twist
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1 shot of apple pie filling, mashed and strained (recipe for Homemade Apple Pie )
1 shot of fresh apple juice, apple grated and strained
1 shot of simple syrup (recipe below)
1 shot of brandy
1/2 shot of Amaretto


For simple syrup recipe: In small sauce pot over medium heat, warm together 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let the simple syrup completely cool.

For apple pie filling: Mash and strain the apple pie filling, and place in a cheese cloth, strain until you have 1 shot glass full.

For fresh apple juice: Grate an apple and place grated apple in a cheese cloth, strain fresh apple juice.

In beverage shaker, add ice, strained apple pie filling, strained fresh apple juice, simple syrup, brandy, and amaretto, shake well, pour cocktail without the ice in a glass.



No joke, hubby came home from work and drank the cocktail in about two gulps. I said, “I guess you like it huh?” As he was finishing the last drop he said, “this is really good!”

WOO HOO, recipe success!!!!
Homemade Apple Pie Cocktail for #TheFallHarvestDinner

Now let’s raise our glass in this wonderful celebration…..and devour all the other treats that were brought to this lovely dinner:

Eileen – The Joy of Caking – Invitation and Meat

Sandra – Sweet Sensations – Table Scape

Dionne – Try Anything Once Culinary – Appetizer

Monet – Anecdotes and Applecores – Appetizer

Amy – Ms. Toody Goo Shoes – Salad

Jeanne – InsideNanaBread’s Head – Side Dish

Denise and Sharon – BeBetsy – Rolls

Liz – That Skinny Chick Can Bake – Bread

Anne – From My Sweet Heart – Dessert

Please stop The Joy of Caking to enjoy all the recipes, meet the bloggers, and drool from each delicious picture shared for the dinner!

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  • The Joy of Caking
    Thanks so much for being part of this dinner party Terra! Your cocktail is just pure scrumptious! Cheers!!!
  • Sandra Garth
    Oh my goodness I must have one of these! My family is going to flip for this, yummy yum.
  • Sharon Glanville
    Oh wow! Such a lovely cocktail and the apple mash with the brandy and amaretto looks divine. Yummy. All the best ~ Sharon and Denise
  • Liz
    Wow, Terra, your cocktail sounds magnificent! I think I'd enjoy drinking my apple pie as much as eating it!!
  • AnneFromMySweetHeart
    Holy cow, Terra.....what an incredibly creative drink! And since I had a couple of technical glitches in getting my post up in time...I'll take two! You just might have inspired me to turn all of my desserts into a cocktail! So lovely to have been a guest at this dinner with you. : )
  • Jeanne (NanaBread)
    Yum, yum, yum! I love everything about this cocktail. My sister & I made homemade apple pie moonshine this spring. I think I may have to try your cocktail with a little of it. Or a pitcher, maybe?
  • Amy
    This looks SO delicious! And so creative! I don't think my mind would ever have jumped from pie to cocktail, but I'm glad yours did! My hubby will absolutely love this -- I can't wait to surprise him with it.
  • Kate | Food Babbles
    Ooo! Love the cooking science here with the brandied apple pie translated into a beautiful cocktail perfect for autumn. I'm going to make myself one this week!
  • Angie
    A wonderful seasonal drink, Terra.
  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Extra points to that brandy apple pie Terra! A drink in one hand, a fork in another... Have a great day!
  • Hotly Spiced
    Not only have I never had an apple pie cocktail, I have never heard of an apple pie cocktail. As I love apples and I love cocktails, I'm quite sure I would enjoy this xx
  • ShesCookin
    Great way to start your Harvest Dinner! I so want this cocktail and will definitely be testing it out :)
  • I have never ever tried an apple pie cocktail but I know I'd love it! I love apple pie. This will likely make its way onto the Thanksgiving menu. Thank you for making this for the Harvest Dinner!
  • Did you come up with this delicious drink before or after you had already started drinking? :) What a wild drink but OH MY - so good! I've gotta try it!
  • Tutti Dolci
    Such a fabulous cocktail, I think my Friday needs this!
  • The Café Sucré Farine
    This looks so fun, I know your husband loved coming home to this.
  • SpicieFoodie
    My mouth is watering at your yummy recipe and photos. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to give it a try.
  • kitchenriffs
    Sounds like a fun cocktail! Very inventive - thanks.
  • Sharon Glanville
    You've been featured this week on BeBetsy at the BRAG ABOUT IT No. 27 Have a fun HALLOWEEN! Sharon and Denise ♥
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    Can you have me over for cocktails, please? Oh, pretty please! Pinning this!