Have you gone to any apple festivals yet? My mom and I went to one about two weeks ago with Sophia. It was so much fun! At the festival they had a barn filled with these huge, deep crates filled with Apples.
With Sophia being an apple lover, we went home with a bunch of apples! Too many actually, but then I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to make homemade apple cider.
My friend Emily shared this recipe with me several years ago, and every since then I always make it for the house around fall time.
What You Need:
- 1 Gallon of Apple Cider
- 2-3 Whole apples, sliced
- 3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
- Crock Pot
What To Do:
- Pour either the entire gallon of Apple Cider in your crock pot. The amount of Apple Cider depends on the size of crock pot.
- Cut your apples horizontally. You can use any kind of apple, but my favorite are Pink Lady Apples, Gold Ginger Apples or Honeycrisp Apples.
- Add your Cinnamon Sticks. Put a lid on your cider. Turn the heat to low and allow it to get hot for about a couple of hours.
If your cider is a room temperature it will definitely heat up a little quicker, but if your cider is cold it will take a lot longer to get hot. I have put my cider on high setting, it will definitely heat up faster but it makes the apples really soggy and the cinnamon sticks fall apart faster. I prefer to let it heat up on low temperature.
I love making this apple cider before I go to run errands for a couple of hours, especially on a cold day. This makes a great hot drink for someones birthday party or special occasion. I believe I made this for Sophia’s baptism two years ago, and it was a huge hit then!
I hope you make these apple cider for your family! You won’t regret it, plus it smells so good!