Easy Apple Cider From Scratch
Serves: 1 gallon
  • 5 pounds of apples of your choice
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 2 ts whole cloves
  • 5 whole cinnamon sticks
  • ½ whole nutmeg
  • ½ ts ground all spice
  • 16 cups/1 gallon fresh filtered water
  1. Combine everything in a heavy bottomed pot.
  2. Bring to a fierce boil, uncovered then drop it to low and simmer, covered.
  3. Stir regularly, mashing the softened fruit as you go and cook for 4-6 hours.
  4. Cool slightly then mash through a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Decant into a clean jar/bottle and chill. Lasts up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
Recipe by The Squishy Monster at http://thesquishymonster.com/2015/10/easy-apple-cider-from-scratch.html