Nothing says Autumn likes apples. Why not enjoy the perfect drink warm or cold, and make your own apple cider? It’s easy! And you can control the level of sweetness by the amount of sugar you use.
I made my first batch the other day and I’m addicted! For all you slow cooker lovers, this recipe is a keeper. Use this apple cider in my sangria recipe.
9-10 apples, skin on, assorted varieties (I used honeycrisp, jazz, and granny smith) cut into quarters
1 orange, skin removed, cut into segments
3 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp ground cloves
water, enough to cover apples
sugar, start with 1/2 cup and adjust to taste (I ended up using about 1 cup)
Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours. Apples should be starting to fall apart. Using a large spoon or spatula, mash the apples and then cook for another hour. Strain mixture through a fine sieve. Yield will be 1 quart after straining.