Homemade apple cider recipe

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I feel like this is the perfect weekend to make homemade apple cider. It’s basically Fall perfection ~ Fall in a mug actually.

So what could possibly be cozier than a steaming mug of homemade apple cider? How about a giant pot of simmering apple, orange, and warming spices?! This my friends is the perfect treat to make on a blustery Autumn Saturday like today!

apple cider

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Really, this is so easy and one of my favorite Fall recipes.  You only need a few apples and water plus some pumpkin pie spice and lots of cinnamon. For added sweetness I added maple syrup and local honey – yum! If you’d like, go ahead and put all the ingredients in a crock pot or just simmer away on the stove all day.

apple cider recipe

So what’s on your agenda for today? Shopping perhaps? Well don’t forget to pick up a few apples!  I used honeycrisp and granny smith but use whatever looks good at the market.

So for this Autumn you really need to try homemade apple cider.  It’s fall in a mug really and don’t forget to serve it with apple slices and cinnamon.  It’s also tasty with Spicy Ginger Cake and Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake!

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Homemade apple cider recipe

I feel like this is the perfect treat for a blustery fall day. It's fall perfection, FALL in a mug actually.

  • 8 apples (I used honeycrisp and granny smith varieties)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (link in blog post)
  • 1/2 orange or 1 slice of dried orange
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 5 cups water
  1. Quarter apples and place in dutch oven or your favorite simmering pot.

  2. Add dried orange slice or 1/2 of a fresh orange

  3. Add cinnamon stick and pumpkin pie spice (recipe is on the blog)

  4. Add honey and maple syrup

  5. Cover with water and simmer for 5 hours. Pour into mugs and garnish with apple and cinnamon if you'd like.

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