SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – There are many things people enjoy about fall, from the fashion and changing of leaves to festive holidays.
But we can’t forget one of the top favorites: apple cider. Here’s a quick recipe for a delicious homemade cider you will be craving all season long.
The key to making the cider of your liking is to include the following ingredients below.
- 5 red apples of your choice, quartered
- 5 granny smith apples, quartered
- 1 orange, quartered
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1½ tablespoons whole allspice
- ½ cup brown sugar
Add apples, orange, spices and brown sugar to a large stockpot over medium heat.
Cover the ingredients with water by at least 2 inches. Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for two hours.
Alternatively, place the fruit, spices and sugar to a slow cooker. Cook on high heat for 3 to 4 hours.
Uncover and mash the fruit with a wooden spoon or potato masher. Cover again and simmer or slow cook on low for 1½ hours.
Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the solids. Use a wooden spoon to squeeze the juices out.
Another option: place the fruit and spices into a cheesecloth in a bowl. After it cools, squeeze the cider back into the slow cooker.
Discard the solids.
Serve the apple cider warm. Enjoy!