Aside from the beautiful fall foliage, there is nothing more exciting this time of year than homemade apple cider mulling on your stove! While it is easy to pick up some apple cider at the store, it is super fun to make your own. We like to make recipes from scratch, as there are less additives and it's also hard to beat the fresh taste. Plus, you get the bragging rights of making it from scratch!
This apple cider recipe is actually very easy to make and it's so yummy. So start mulling, invite over some friends, and let this cider recipe will fill your home with the most amazing aroma of apples, oranges, spices and cinnamon!
6 apples (I used Fuji, but you can use the apples of your choice. The sweeter the apples, the better the cider)
1/2 - 1/3 cup sugar (depending on your sweet tooth)
8 cups water
2 tablespoons mulling spices
2 cinnamon sticks
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 hours
Ready In: 3 hours 10 minutes
Wash the apples and orange, cut them into quarters and place in a large stockpot. Add enough water to cover by at least 2 inches (I used 8 cups). Stir in sugar and mulling spices. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 1 hour. Cover pot, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours. Once the apples have started to soften (after about an hour or so) use a potato masher to mash the mixture.
Strain apple mixture though a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Strain mixture again if desired. Serve hot with slices of apple on top, or place in the fridge for later.
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