Recipes

Quick and Easy Hot Apple Cider

‘Tis the season for hot apple cider! Now that pumpkin season is over, I feel like it’s time for apple season to rise up and take over our lives. My in-laws gave us a ton of unfiltered apple juice that they made from the apples from the tree in their back yard. I wanted to spice things up a bit so I decided to make some delicious hot apple cider! The colder weather has me craving warm drinks, all day, every day. Scroll down to find the recipe for this super quick and easy hot apple cider — You most likely already have most of the ingredients on hand!

If you do need to go out and get cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, or cloves, Bulk Barn has a great zero-waste program where you can take your own jars to use. You can find more info on that here.

Some people choose to add oranges to their hot apple cider. I did not have any organic oranges on hand, so I chose not to. The thought of boiling pesticide-ridden orange peels in my cider made me queasy, but next time I have organic oranges on hand I will definitely try it!

What are your favorite ingredients to add to apple cider? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear!

Sources

Mugs: Dollarama
Tea towel: Ten & Co
Copper measuring spoons: Similar ones here
Cinnamon sticks: Organic sticks here


The Recipe

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

 8 cups unfiltered apple juice
 2 sticks cinnamon OR 2tsp ground cinnamon
 4 cloves
 ½ tsp ground allspice OR 5 allspice berries
 3 tbsp maple syrup (add more or less to your taste)

1

Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil for 10 minutes or until the cider is nearly but not quite boiling.

2

Pour cider through a sieve into a heat-safe bowl to strain out the cloves and cinnamon sticks.

3

Allow cider to cool slightly before transferring to mugs.

4

Enjoy!! Store in the refrigerator and reheat as needed.

Ingredients

 8 cups unfiltered apple juice
 2 sticks cinnamon OR 2tsp ground cinnamon
 4 cloves
 ½ tsp ground allspice OR 5 allspice berries
 3 tbsp maple syrup (add more or less to your taste)

Directions

1

Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil for 10 minutes or until the cider is nearly but not quite boiling.

2

Pour cider through a sieve into a heat-safe bowl to strain out the cloves and cinnamon sticks.

3

Allow cider to cool slightly before transferring to mugs.

4

Enjoy!! Store in the refrigerator and reheat as needed.

Quick and Easy Hot Apple Cider

 

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