Sunday, October 21, 2012

Apple Cider

I've been wanting to make my own Apple Cider for quite some time now.  After a little bit of research, I knew this would be a piece of cake in my slow cooker!

This was easy and super delicious!  Best of all, it's completely sugar-free and healthy for you, or your kids, or your guests!  It can be served hot or cold and you get the bonus of Chunky Applesauce out of the mix too!  BONUS! (see below)

You can let this simmer while you're out trick or treating, then warm-up with a nice hot mug of it when you get home.  OR, you can chill it and drink it with your breakfast the next morning.  Either way, you have a homemade healthy treat for your family!

Give it a try!

Apple Cider
Makes about 1 liter
9-10 Apples (Use a variety of apples, such as Gala, Red Delicious and Fuji)
4 cups water
1 cinnamon stick

Wash the apples, core and slice them.
Place them into your crock (keep the peel on) with the 4 cups of water.

Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.

Scoop out all of your apples into a colander and let the juice drain into a bowl.  

Pour the juice back into your crock with the remaining juice left from scooping the apples out.
Place the cinnamon stick into the juice and let it simmer on low for an hour or two.

You can either serve it warm, or refrigerate it and serve it cold.

Chunky Applesauce

Follow the method above for making apple cider.
After you drain the juice from the apples, place them in a bowl and mash them.
Add 2-3 Tbsp. of white Sugar.
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  1. Two cups of water, or four cups of water? The ingredient list says four, but the directions say two...
    Thanks! Sounds yummy :)

    1. It's 4 :) Thanks for letting me know, I edited the directions above.