Crockpot Apple Cider

By Alexandrea Garza
 October 21, 2020    |     

Now that it is October, all the fall vibes are in the air! There are so many tasty fall recipes, cute decorations, and fun trends to try this time of year. Fall recipes are so fun to make, and usually fill your kitchen with cozy vibes and who doesn’t love that? This recipe is one of those- hot apple cider! I had never made apple cider from scratch and it really wasn’t too hard to do, especially in the crockpot. It definitely makes your kitchen smell amazing too!

Here is What you Need for Apple Cider

Large Crockpot (this one is $40 from Walmart)

Wooden Spoon (linked here)

Masher (linked here)

Glass Mugs (linked here-$11 for four)

6 large apples, such as Granny Smith (approximately 2 pounds)

6 large sweet apples, such as Gala (approximately 2 pounds)

12 whole cloves

6 cinnamon sticks (here is a whole jar)

1/2 to 1 cup packed light brown sugar

The How To’s

  1. First, you will ash and dry the apples.
  2. Cut each apple into 8 wedges (skins, seeds and stems included) and transfer to your crockpot (7 quart size is best)
  3. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks and 12 cups water.
  4. Then, you will cook it for four hours on high and covered.
  5. At that point, remove the lid and delicately crush the apples with a potato masher. Cover again and cook on high for another 2 hours. 
  6. Now, you’re going to need to strain out the impurities. Take a strainer and hold it over an empty large bowl. In small batches, ladle the apple mixture from the crockpot into the strainer and use the back of the ladle to press down on the apple pulp to extract the liquid. Discard the pulp, seeds, etc.
  7. Next, stir in 1/2 cup of the brown sugar until completely dissolved. Add additional sugar if needed after tasting.
  8. Pour all the cider back into the crockpot to warm it back up and enjoy!

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