Homemade Apple Cider


8-10 Apples, Quartered, seeds removed*

1/2 cup Sugar

1/4 cup Honey

3 whole Cinnamon Sticks

1 Whole Clove

2 ribbons of Orange Peel

2 teaspoons All Spice


Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot. Pour in enough cold water to cover the apples by 1/2″. Bring to a boil, boil uncovered for 35 minutes. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot with a lid, simmer for 2 hours.

Remove from the heat and let cool. Using a potato masher, mash the apples to release the extra flavor. Strain the mixture through a sieve so that all that remains is the liquid and all solids are removed.  Store for jars for up to a week.

*This recipe can also be made in a crockpot. Place all ingredients in the pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Mash and strain after it is finished cooking in the crockpot.


how to make apple cider from scratch

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.