Homemade Apple Cider Recipe

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Valerie Published: November 26, 2020 Modified: July 22, 2021
Homemade Apple Cider Recipe

How To Make Homemade Apple Cider

This winter, a warm drink will surely bring a soothing sensation. Prepare this homemade apple cider with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and oranges for zest.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes



  • 1mediumapples
  • 2oranges quartered
  • 4cinnamon sticks
  • 1tbspwhole cloves
  • 1tspwhole nutmeg
  • 16cupswater
  • ½cupsweetener


  1. Combine your ingredients in a stockpot.  Add the apples, oranges, cinnamon, cloves, and seasonings to a large stockpot.  Cover with water, leaving about an inch or two of space at the top of the stockpot.

  2. Heat the cider over high heat until it reaches a simmer.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 2 hours, or until the apples are completely soft.

  3. Mash the apples and oranges.  Using a potato masher or a wooden spoon, mash all of the apples and oranges against the side of the stockpot to release more of their flavors.  Then cover and simmer for 1 more hour.

  4. Using a fine-mesh strainer or a cheesecloth, strain out all of the solids, pressing them against the strainer to release all of their juices.  Discard the solids.

  5. Sweeten.  Stir in your desired amount of sweetener, to taste.

  6. Serve warm.  


  • Calories: 22.89kcal
  • Fat: 0.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.84g
  • Fiber: 1.57g
  • Sugar: 3.69g
  • Protein: 0.32g
  • Sodium: 14.59mg
  • Calcium: 31.57mg
  • Potassium: 65.65mg
  • Iron: 0.18mg
  • Vitamin A: 3.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.35mg
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