Homemade Apple Cider

Glass mug of apple cider garnished with fresh cranberries and a cinnamon stick.

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Embrace the crisp, comforting essence of autumn with this Homemade Apple Cider!  Crafted from fresh apples and a blend of carefully selected spices, this cider is the epitome of cozy fall gatherings, warming your soul one sip at a time.



8 apples, skin on

2 c water

1/4 c sugar

1 orange, sliced

23 cinnamon sticks

1 tsp allspice

pinch of salt


  1. Blend: Add apples and water to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. This may need to be done in batches depending on the size and powder of your machine.
  2. Filter: Lay cheesecloth or a clean, light towel over a large bowl. Pour blended apple mixture over the cloth and pull up on the corners. Squeeze as much juice as possible out of the cloth. The cloth will hold the apple pulp and keep the majority of it from getting into the bowl. This may also need to be done in batches.
  3. Simmer: Pour apple juice into a large pot. Add sugar, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, allspice and salt to the pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Allow mixture to cool slightly before serving. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired.



*Leftover cider can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Cider can also be frozen for up to a month.

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