December 10, 2013

Hot Apple Cider


Hot homemade apple cider picture by Mairlyn Smith

Hot homemade apple cider
picture by Mairlyn Smith


So simple, so yummy, and the best natural scent for your house over the holidays.


8 cups (2 L)  apple juice  – I use either natural or organic – both are made with the entire apple – peel and all and a healthier choice

6-8 whole cinnamon sticks, broken in half – I use 8 – I want a strong flavour

12-16 whole cloves – I use 12

pinch of fresh nutmeg

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a pot on the stove and simmer until hot.  OR heat it all in a crock-pot and let simmer all day. The longer it simmers the stronger the flavours.
  2. Stir and serve – tip – I don’t use cheesecloth to wrap the spices up in – I just pour the cider through a small sieve when I serve it.

Makes 8 cups (2 L) 1 cup = 1 serving 

Nutrient breakdown per 1 cup (250 mL) serving: 90 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 12 g sugars, 0 g protein.




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