Monday, October 29, 2012

This weather calls for apple cider!

Apple cider
8 -10 apples (I used a variety of reds and golds)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cloves
1 thick orange slice


Quarter your apples (no need to remove peel or seeds).

In a large pot add your apples and fill with water, just enough to cover the apples.

Add sugar and stir.

Wrap your cinnamon and spices in a double piece of cheese cloth and add this to the apples and water.

Boil on high for one hour (uncovered) checking on it frequently. Enjoy the warm aroma that will fill your home!

Turn down heat and let simmer for two hours. Cover your pot and stir occasionally.

Take off the heat after two hours of simmering and let cool.

Remove spice bag and mash up the apples to a pulp like consistency

Once cool pour into a strainer over a large bowl. When most of the juices have drained away, put the remainder of the apples into a doubled up cheese cloth and squeeze over the bowl until no more juice comes out. You can do this as many times as needed.

store in an air tight container in your refrigerator for up to a week or you can freeze it! Reheat in the microwave or on the stove! I usually get a full gallon from this recipe! I set aside milk cartons to store the cider in!



  1. This sounds delicious!

  2. Try it out! It is really yummy! I used it for apple butter also:) thanks for stopping!


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