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Homemade Apple Cider

from the video Dairy-Free Holiday Drinks ▶︎

by Ashley Trenkle

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for 6 servings

  • 4 granny smith apples, sliced
  • 4 red delicious apples, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons whole allspice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons whole clove
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cups (1.9 L) water


  1. Place fruit and spices into a slow cooker.
  2. Add 8 cups of water.
  3. Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours.
  4. Uncover the slow cooker, and mash the softened fruit with a potato masher.
  5. Cover again and cook on low for 1-2 hours.
  6. Strain out fruit and spices from the slow cooker into a cheesecloth in a bowl.
  7. Wait about 20-30 minutes for the cheesecloth to cool. Squeeze out cider from cheesecloth into the bowl. Pour the cider back into the slow cooker.
  8. Serve warm.
  9. Enjoy!
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