Spiced Apple Cider
This homemade take on spiced apple cider will have your home smelling sweet and your tastebuds delighted. We use a mix of apples, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom with just a touch of honey – it’s delicious and sweet without all the additional sugar and preservatives you would normally get in a store bought brand.
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
6-7hours
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
6-7hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Skin and slice apples, removing the core and seeds. Put them in your slow cooker, dutch oven, or crockpot leaving enough room to ensure the lid fits securely, leaving at least an inch of space at the top – the apples will expand a bit as they cook, so leave enough room or you’ll have an over flow.
  2. Add spices, honey, and lemon juice (optional).
  3. Fill up the pot with enough water to cover the apples.
  4. Cook on low heat for 6-7 hours. Stir occasionally. The apples will begin to break down. You may add more water if you wish – taste your mixture and see if you need to add more water to manage the flavour & intensity of the cider.
  5. Strain out mixture entirely, or, for a thicker texture, pull out whole spices and use a hand blender to completely pulp the apples (adding more water to achieve desired concentration and consistency). Keep mixture on low heat or remove from heat, let cool and store in fridge. If you do strain out the apple pulp, it can be frozen and re-used as a sauce for roasted pork later on – delicious!
Recipe Notes

For a ‘hard apple cider’ version of the drink, add brandy, rum, or whiskey (we recommend Honey Whiskey) upon serving. Garnish with cinnamon or a slice of apple and enjoy alone, or next to a warm fire with a good book or great company.

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