Apple-Ginger Juice with the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer

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I’ve been wanting to try apple-ginger juice in my Mehu-Liisa steam juicer for some time now and finally took the plunge. I found a good deal on 15 lbs of Fuji apples at a local market and picked up 2 lbs of fat, fresh ginger. Man-o-man, did my kitchen smell good!

Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: fruit in basket Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: timer set Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: ready to draw off.

To save time, I set the water pot to boiling as I prepped my produce. I sliced my ginger up width-wise into 1/4 inch discs, quartered my apples, and filled the fruit basket. With the lid in place and William O’Murray sitting watch, I set the timer for 30 minutes. I always do this to be sure that I don’t get distracted with other activities and forget about my Mehu-Liisa. I also like to check in after 30 min. to be sure the water level is at least half full.

Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: fruit after 15 mins. Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: fruit after 30 mins. Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: fruit after 45 mins.
Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: juice after 15 mins. Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: juice after 30 mins. Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: juice after 45 mins.

What you see above are 15-minute-interval shots of the fruit and juice levels: 15, 30, 45. You can see the fruit sink down as the juice fills up! This process varies quite a bit for different kinds of fruit. Some reduce miraculously, like grapes, and produce enough juice to make checking the level in the juice kettle a necessity to avoid spilling over into the water pot. Others shrink less at first and then deflate significantly over an hour or more (post processing) and release more juice in the process. (I talk about this in a post on peach processing.) And still others, like black cherries, yield a precious quart or so (per basket-full) of rich, satiny nectar. Meanwhile, the fruit stays firm and lends itself to other post-processing uses like preserves or mock-Maraschino cherries (leave stems on for this). Trial and error is the best way to gain experience with these variations.

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After an hour (the photo on the right is the fruit after an hour of processing. Apples don’t reduce as much as some fruit), I carefully draw off 3.75 quarts of spicy, refreshing apple-ginger juice. As usual, this juice yield is very similar to what you would get if you ground and pressed your apples in a cider press.

Now, it’s time to get to work making syrup, jelly, and apple-butter out of the juice and pulp. More posts coming on apples and ginger in the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer from Finland. Keep your eyes peeled. (No need to peel your apples for use in the Mehu-Liisa though.)  😉

Take care,

Daniel

 

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About dheila62

Owner of Mehu-Liisa Products, importer of the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer from Finland.
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