Hot Homemade Apple Cider Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 20-25 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 4-6 servigs

Many apple cider recipes have sugar added to them and are overly sweet, for my taste. This Hot Apple Cider recipe however goes in the other direction, I add water to it to dilute the natural sweetness of the apple juice. This also stretches the amount, making the recipe more economical.

I made this the other day during the super chilly weather and with it’s warming spices (cinnamon and cloves) it hit the spot.

  • 1 quart apple juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 orange, sliced (leave skin on)
  1. In large pot combine apple juice, water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, orange and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce and simmer for 15 minutes or longer
  3. Serve

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