Each year, I have really enjoyed making my own apple cider with fresh organic apples. There is always the added benefit when you are able to make something from scratch. Controlling the sugar level and what ingredients you are using are key elements in reducing a lot of unwanted processed additives. This recipe will be a fan favorite during the fall and winter months.
Yields 4-5 servings
3-4 cinnamon sticks
4 Tbsp. All Spice kernels
3/4 cup sugar
- To prepare apples, decor and cut into slices.
- Place into a large stock pot and cover with water. Add sachet of cinnamon and all spice. Place on high heat and bring to a rolling boil for an hour-uncovered. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 2 hours covered.
- Remove from stove and pour mixture into blender or use a potato masher. After you blend for a minute or mash it, use a fine mesh strainer to remove all of the pulp.
- Serve with vegan whipped cream on top and cinnamon.
Chef’s tip: For a smoother cider, you can use a cheese cloth to strain to remove any further pulp or spices.