Fresh Apple Cider: Here’s to Health!
The Fall Season offers an abundance of fresh apples. There are opportunities to pick your own, purchase at the farmer’s market, or your local grocer. Apples have also been a popular fruit in the food boxes distributed at local food pantries during this season. Like pears, apples are a great source of fiber and contain vitamins C and K, as well as Potassium.
Try this recipe for homemade apple cider from Delish. This recipe adds a halved orange, which when the orange and cinnamon flavors fuse, it makes for a delicious treat.
Fresh Apple Cider
Yields: 2 quarts
Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
Total Time: 3 hours 15 mins
- 10 large apples, quartered
- 1/2 orange, halved
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp. cloves
- 1 tsp. whole allspice
- 1 whole nutmeg
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- In a large stockpot over medium heat, add apples, oranges, spices, and brown sugar. Cover with water by at least 2”. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 hours.
- Remove orange halves, then use a potato masher or wooden spoon to mash apples. Return to a simmer and let simmer uncovered for 1 hour more.
- Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing on solids with a wooden spoon to squeeze all juices out. Discard solids.
- Serve apple cider warm.