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Homemade Apple Cider

I hope when you decide to make this Apple Cider recipe, you are prepared for your house to smell like the most intoxicating aroma of warm cinnamon and spicy apple!


  • 12 medium apples, assorted types
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp whole allspice (optional)
  • 1 gallon (16 cups) water, more or less
  • 1/2 – 1 cup coconut sugar


  1. Wash apples and the orange, and then roughly cut into quarters.  Place in a large stock pot.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.  Cover with water, filling the pot until it is nearly full.
  3. Bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring occasionally. Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Once the apples have softened after an hour or two, use a potato masher to mash the apple and orange slices once they are soft.  Cook for one more hour.
  5. Strain out the apple cider into a clean pitcher or pot.  Stir in your desired amount of coconut sugar until it is dissolved.
  6. Serve hot.


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