Apple Cider

Apple Cider

Serves 4
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 4 hours
Total time 4 hours, 30 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Website Gimme Some Oven
Warm, floral apple cider for those cold days.

Ingredients

  • 5 Gala Apples (Cored and quartered)
  • 1 Orange (Quartered)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Whole Nutmeg
  • sprinkle Ground Allspice (To Taste)
  • handful Star Anise (To Taste)
  • drizzle Honey
  • Water (To cover the fruit)

Directions

Step 1
Core and quarter the apples, quarter the orange and add to the stock pot.
Step 2
Add in one whole cinnamon stick, one whole nutmeg, a sprinkling of ground allspice and a handful of star anise.
Step 3
Add water to cover the fruit and bring to a boil. Drizzle in the honey.
Step 4
Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the fruit to cook for four hours.
Step 5
Using a wooden spoon, mash the fruit until it becomes a pulpy liquid, and let the mixture simmer for another half hour.
Step 6
Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then strain and transfer to a pitcher or any other serving container. Enjoy hot or cold!