Monday, October 24, 2011

DIY Apple Cider Cups

Do I have a treat for y'all today; An apple inspired DIY that is perfect for any fall wedding!

What you will need:

Paring Knife
Large Spoon or Melon Baller
Large Apples
Lemon Juice
Apple Cider

Garnish Options: Cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, allspice, or star anise.


On a cutting board, begin by using a knife to cut off the top of an apple.  Then use a paring knife to carefully outline the "rim" of the apple cup, I recommend a 1/4" wide rim. Next, use a large spoon or melon baller to scoop out the center of the apple until you have a nice sized "cup". While hollowing out the apple, be mindful not to get too close or cut through the bottom/sides of the apple as this will cause the cider to leak! Once the inside of the apple has been hollowed out, brush lemon juice over the inside of the apple to prevent browning.  Lastly, fill with apple cider, garnish, serve, and enjoy!

TIP: If an apple doesn’t sit exactly level, take a paring knife and slice off a few millimeters from the bottom to even off.

Source: Gimme Some Oven

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