Amazingly Versatile Apple Juice

Now that it is September, it is officially apple-picking season in many parts of the country. The famous orchards of New England and Washington will begin seeing the telltale red and pink. Grocery and produce stores all across the land will feature sales and deals on apples as the different varieties come to delicious fruition. Now is the time for apple tarts, pies, cakes, and other autumn-infused dishes. Juicerheads can also take sweet advantage of the ripening fruit. You can mix your apples with other fruit and vegetables if you would like, but don’t forget the merits of a good glass of fresh apple juice.If you are lucky enough to live near an apple orchard, I urge you to try some apples juiced straight from the tree. Otherwise, take advantage of the sales and deals coming your way from the surplus. Try to become familiar with the different varieties, so that you can be sure to taste different kinds at the peak of freshness. The apples that are available in New England right now include Paula Reds, which have a sweet/tart flavor with a strawberry hint, and sansa apples, which are very sweet. 

Washington apples that are being harvested right now include the popular red delicious, as well as gala and cameo apples. Red delicious are known for their mildly sweet flavor, gala are slightly sweet, and cameos have a zingy taste. It is best to read up on your apples before purchasing, so that you can deliberately mix varieties to suit your tastes. The super-sweet varieties, such as fuji, mostly come later in the season. This is a good time to start experimenting and tasting. Different juicers and sizes of apples will produce different juice yields, but three medium sized apples should yield 18-24 ounces of juice.


  • 1 Sweet Apple (fuji, gala, sansa)
  • 1 Tart Apple (granny smith, cameo)
  • 1 Mild Flavored Apple (red delicious, Paula reds, macintosh)
  • 1 Large Cinnamon Stick


  • Clean apples thoroughly in water
  • Cut apples to fit in juicer
  • Juice all apples
  • Garnish and add flavor with the cinnamon stick