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Stovetop apple cider is the epitome of fall drinks! This homemade version is filled with mulling spices that compliment the sweetness of fresh apples so well. A batch of stovetop apple cider won't last long in your house but will fill you all with the spirit of the fall and holidays seasons!

Stovetop Apple Cider


  • Author: Madison Wetherill
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks

Description

Stovetop apple cider is the epitome of fall drinks! This homemade version is filled with mulling spices that compliment the sweetness of fresh apples so well. A batch of stovetop apple cider won’t last long in your house but will fill you all with the spirit of the fall and holidays seasons!


Ingredients

  • 810 apples (68 red, 2 Granny Smith), cut into eighths
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Chop apples and lime and place into stock pot. Stems/core do not need to be removed as the liquid will be strained later on.
  2. Add spices, orange juice and brown sugar on top of fruit.
  3. Cover with water (apples will float at first, be sure that at least 3/4 of the pot is full of water)
  4. Bring pot to a boil. Then turn heat to low and simmer for one hour with pot covered.
  5. Remove cover, stir and add more water if necessary.
  6. Simmer for two more hours, uncovered.
  7. Strain liquid from fruit pulp and spices.
  8. Serve immediately or allow to come to room temperature, then store in fridge for up to two weeks.
  9. Optional, serve with chopped apples in glasses or with a cinnamon stick.