Homemade Apple Cider Recipe
Apple cider definitely falls into the “homemade is always better” category. You can buy all the store-bought cider you want and it will never come close to the quality you get by making your own. Plus, it’s super easy to do. Making homemade apple cider is the perfect family activity for the longer fall evenings. This is the only Apple cider recipe you will ever need!
What you will need:
– 10 apples, quartered
– 3/4 cup white sugar
– 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
– 1 tablespoon ground allspice
Place apples in a large stockpot and add enough water cover by at least 2 inches. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 1 hour. Cover pot, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.
Strain apple mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard solids. Drain cider again through a cheesecloth-lined sieve. Refrigerate until cold.
You can also make this recipe in the crockpot!
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There is nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while, right? But if you want to enjoy those delicious treats without breaking the bank, making them at home is the way to go. Plus, you can actually pick the ingredients that are going into your drinks. I don’t want to think about the chemicals that are being used to make these dreamy drinks. Here is my version (which I think tastes a tad better than Starbucks) of the infamous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Hope you love it as much as I do!
Sophie saysAugust 14, 2015 at 9:31 am
How much cider does this make?
My husband loves cider and grew up getting it fresh, any store bought stuff we’ve tried hasn’t met his standard – thanks, we will certainly try this in the fall!
Summer saysOctober 11, 2015 at 4:36 pm
Yum! Just, yum! Excited to try this easy and delicious recipe!
Fanny saysOctober 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm
Cathy saysSeptember 7, 2016 at 8:46 pm
Do you have to leave it in the fridge after it is made?
Missi saysSeptember 8, 2016 at 10:23 am
I do! And if I want it warm I just throw it in the microwave for a bit. It keeps a lot longer in the fridge
Ange saysOctober 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm
Can I freeze or can this?
Missi saysOctober 4, 2016 at 10:22 am
You can freeze it for sure! I haven’t tried to can it yet.
Dana saysSeptember 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm
The apples from my tree are spotty on the outside, even after I scrub them. Should I peel the skin or just scrub and go on with the recipe?
Missi saysSeptember 23, 2018 at 7:49 pm
I would peel first 🙂
Danielle Holz saysOctober 24, 2018 at 6:22 pm
How much does this recipe make?