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Homemade Apple Cider

Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 135 min Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings 12

It isn’t fall without hot apple cider! This homemade apple cider recipe is easy to make. You can get the whole family involved or make it yourself. You can easily make it on a stovetop, crock pot and instant pot! Slip into your coziest pjs and enjoy this apple cider watching movies next to the fire.

  • 12-14 medium apples
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups organic apple juice
  • 10 cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Combine ingredients into a large stockpot. Add apples, oranges, brown sugar and spices. Then cover with apple juice and water.

  2. Heat cider over high heat until it reaches simmer. Then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours. (apples will be completely soft)

  3. Using a wooden spoon, mash all of the apples and oranges against the side of the stockpot. (this will help combine all the flavors.) Allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

  4. Next, you will need a fine-mesh strainer and a large bowl. Strain out all the delicious juice. Using a wooden spoon, press mushy apples and oranges against the edge of the strainer. The liquid will come out on the other side into the bowl. Discard any left-over mushy solids. Strain a second time if desired.

  5. Serve you apple cider warm! Now it is time to enjoy your apple cider.

Keywords: Apple Recipes, Fall Drinks, Hot Drinks