A lovely Fall drink of Apple Cider with a delicious aroma of cinnamon!
I’ve been on such an apple cider kick lately. I’ve made both cupcakes and a bundt cake that include that delicious drink. So I thought to myself, why haven’t I just made my own apple cider yet? Well I got my act together and have this awesome recipe for you guy!
I thought that there was nothing better than drinking apple cider on a chill, Fall day, but I was wrong! Simply smelling your homemade apple cider boiling on your stove top easily beats that! It takes a while to extract all the apple good-ness into cider, but it couldn’t be any easier! Go ahead and try for yourself!
- 10 Gala apples, quartered
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tablespoons allspice
- In a large stock pot, add the quartered apples (no need to remove the cores), sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice, and 8 cups of water. Stir and put over high heat. Once boiling, let boil for one hour (uncovered), stirring occasionally.
- Turn down heat and let simmer for two hours (covered).
- Take off the heat after two hours of simmering and let cool. Mash up the apples to a pulp like consistency with a potato masher. Pour into a strainer over a large bowl. Once most of the juice has drained away, put the remainder of the pulp into a doubled up cheese cloth and squeeze over the bowl until no more juice comes out. Restrain the juice to get out the little bits of pulp (or leave it if you prefer pulp).
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Adapted from Food