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Homemade Apple Cider

Homemade Apple Cider is a crisp, nonalcoholic drink made with fresh apples that can be served hot or cold.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Apple Cider
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 10 medium apples, quartered
  • ½ cup (100 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 sticks cinnamon, or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice


  • Place quartered apples in a large stockpot and add enough water so it covers the apples by 2 inches when apples are submerged by pushing them down. (The apples will float.)
  • Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and allspice. Bring to a boil and allow to mixture to boil uncovered for an hour.
  • After the boiling, cover the pot, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours.
  • After simmering, let the mixture cool a bit before straining it into a bowl through a cheesecloth, gently pressing down on the solids. Discard solids and drain the liquid one more time through the cheesecloth. (You can also use a fine-mesh sieve to drain.)