Ingredients

  • Approx. 8 medium apples
  • 1 medium orange
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 170g honey, plus more to taste
  • 10-11 cups of water (roughly 2.3L)

Feel like snuggling up at home for a rewatch of Hocus Pocus? Getting some popcorn and sweet treats ready for a night of trick of treat flicks? If this sounds like a heavenly way to spend your late-October evenings, then we have a soothing Honey Apple Cider recipe that is bound to make your night that much better.

This homemade cider recipe can be crafted from various types of apples. With a sweetening touch of honey, we guarantee you'll be spoiled on a relaxing evening in no matter what type of weather we're having!

 

Recipe via Natasha's Kitchen

Method

  1. Core your apples and roughly chop them into small chunks. Place apple chunks into a large cooking pot.

  2. Take your orange and slice into rings. Add orange rings into the pot – again, you don't need to peel off the orange skin.

  3. Add spices into the pot: 3-4 cinnamon sticks, 1 whole nutmeg, 2 tsp whole cloves. Drizzle over the top with honey.

  4. Pour in 11 cups of water to cover all your ingredients. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Once it reaches boil, reduce heat back to medium and lightly boil (uncovered) for 1 hour. Cover, reduce heat to medium/low, and simmer for another 2 hours. When finished, it should turn amber in colour.

  5. The taste should be sweet and spicy – you can always add more honey or hot water to achieve desired taste.

  6. Once finished, strain the cider through a fine mesh colander or cheese cloth placed over a regular colander. Squeeze as much juice out as you can! Then, discard any fruit pulps or seeds. Serve the cider hot.



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FAQs

What if my pot won't fit the water?

You can add the remaining later on! This will require a more balanced act of creating a concentrated mixture which you then dilute down. We recommend investing in a larger stew or stock pot that can hold large volumes of water for this and other soup recipes.

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