Sep
23

Apple Pie Cider

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Apple Pie Cider

Apple Pie Cider

Welcome fall with fresh apple cider.

Ingredients

  • 12 medium apples of a variety of types.
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • water

Instructions

  1. Wash the fruit well.
  2. Quarter the fruit (stems, peels, seeds, and all), and place in a large pot.
  3. Stir in the sugar.
  4. Roughly chop the nutmeg. Large pieces are fine. You just want to expose more surfaces.
  5. Add the spices to the pot, and stir well.
  6. Bring to a boil, and boil, uncovered, for an hour.
  7. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours.
  8. Using a potato masher, mash the fruit.
  9. Continue to simmer until it reaches the consistency you want. Let cool.
  10. Line a colander with cheesecloth, and pour in the contents of the pot. Twist the cheesecloth and squeeze to get as much juice as possible out of the fruit.
  11. Serve hot or cold.
  12. Store in the refrigerator.

Notes

Use whatever apples you like, but the cider tastes best when there is a mixture of sweet and not so sweet varieties.

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