This cider recipe is one that came to me intuitively! I had no idea how to make apple cider, but one day when I was pregnant I decided I was going to make some! I don’t know why I didn’t think to look up a recipe, now I’m glad I didn’t. I just stopped by the store, bought an apple of every variety to bring home 6 apples total!
It’s the variety of apples that gives this cider the amazing depth of flavor!! Any apple varieties work!
What You’ll Need:
6 apples(best if you get as much variety)
2 Cinnamon sticks
2 stars of anise
1. Start by coring and quartering the apples and throwing them in a large sauce pan. Fill the pan with water so the water covers the apples by 1 inch. Apples float so you will need to push them down for this measurement.
2. Put the spices into the pot and turn on medium high heat. The mixture will need to boil for 2 hours.
3. Mash the apples into the mixture, turn heat to low and simmer for an additional hour.
4. Strain out apple skins through a cheese cloth. This is a very concentrated apple cider, you can add water to dilute or add alcohol to make into a cocktail!!