Homemade Apple Cider

'Tis the season for holiday cheer!  As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, it's nice to have a mug of something hot and soothing as you unwind in your fuzzy socks at the end of the day.  This apple cider is soothing, warm, and wonderfully nutritious + delicious.


Approximately 12 large apples

6 Cinnamon sticks

2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup

Dash of pumpkin pie spice

2 teaspoons whole cloves

1 Tablespoon ginger power


1. Wash, cut, and juice the apples

2. Add apple juice to large pot and put on stove at medium heat

3. Add all the spices

4. Cook at medium heat for about 10 minutes then reduce to low and let simmer for about 20 minutes for a stronger cider 

5. Strain out the cinnamon sticks and cloves, serve in a mug, and enjoy!

*For an adult beverage try adding whiskey or bourbon

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