A couple of weeks ago, Archer and I went to go apple picking and walked away with the cream of the crop! After deliberating about how we would ration our pickings, we decided that we would try to make homemade apple cider for a nice treat out of a few of the apples. It was so good that we have made it multiple times since!
Below is our recipe!
- 4-5 large apples or 8-10 smaller apples.
- 1 rounded tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 rounded tbsp allspice
- 3/4 cup sugar
1. Boil water. Enough water so that when you add your apples it will not overflow when boiling. Our pot was about half full of water before adding the apples.
2. Quarter your apples without the core. You want large pieces. They break down as they boil, so bigger is better.
3. Add spices and sugar. Boil on Medium-High heat for an hour uncovered. If you lose too much liquid add a cup or two of water with a tbsp sugar per cup added. Stirring occasionally.
4. Cover your pot and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 60 more minutes.
5. Remove large apple pieces and squeeze the excess juice out. We don’t want any going to waste! Put the rest through a cheese cloth or fine strainer.
6. Enjoy it hot or put it in the fridge to enjoy later! Our apples made a gallon of cider!