• 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


  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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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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