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Easy Homemade Apple Cider

November 3, 2017
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Oh Fall.  How I love thee. As the weather starts getting cooler, I can’t help but crave fall-spiced everything.  This easy homemade apple cider recipe is sure to get you in the fall mood and warm up your taste buds.

Now when it comes to apple cider there are a variety of ways one can make it.  For an example, you can put apples in a pot and boil them down, you can use a pressure cooker, or a juicer.  Since I’m lazy AF, this recipes uses a juicer and one pot.  The thing about using a pressure cooker or putting whole/chopped apples in a pot, is that straining the concoction when its ready is a pain in the ass and messy. What I like about juicing apples first, is that you only have to strain out the spices which is super easy, clean and fast. But most importantly, the taste does not get compromised.

If you don’t have a juicer, unfortunately this recipe won’t work.  Please do not buy apple juice, the whole point is juicing the apples yourself so they’re fresh…store bought, even if the only ingredient is apples, is NOT the same as juicing your own.  Anyone who has a juicer knows what I’m talking about. Also, if you were to use store-bought apple juice, you mind as well buy a bottle of store-bought apple.

This is a great recipe for when you go apple picking and/or have a lot of apples to use up before they go bad. It will also make your entire house smell heavenly.

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 apples, juiced (can use any kind, literally, however, if you use green apple it will taste more sour so I would stick to any apple thats red.)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 8-10 whole cloves
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 whole cardamom

What to do:

  1. Juice your apples and slice your orange.
  2. place the apple juice and orange slices in a large pot and put all the spices in.
  3. Bring to a slow, light boil on medium heat.
  4. Once it boils, turn heat to low and let simmer for 20minutes.
  5. Strain mixture.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!

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