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Homemade Apple Cider Recipe is made with apples, oranges, spices, water, and maple syrup. #cider #applecider #drinks #sweetandsavorymeals #fallrecipes
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Homemade Apple Cider Recipe is made with apples, oranges, spices, water, and maple syrup.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Apple Cider
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 14 cups
Calories 138kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 12 medium apples assorted types - quartered
  • 2 oranges quartered
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 inches fresh ginger
  • 16 cups water more or less
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup more if needed

Instructions

  • Combine all the listed ingredients in a large stockpot.
  • Place over high heat and cover with water, leaving about two inches space at the top.
  • Heat until it reaches a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, or until the apples and oranges are very soft.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the fruits. Cover again and simmer for 1 more hour.
  • Using a fine-mesh strainer or a cheesecloth, strain the cider and discard the solids.
  • While the cider is still hot, adjust the level of sweetness by stirring in more maple syrup if needed to taste.
  • Serve warm, garnished with cinnamon sticks and fresh orange slices.

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Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg