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Best Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

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Apple cider is a great fall treat and making it is easy. Follow this delicious recipe for the best spiced apple cider that you can make at home.

Making spiced apple cider at home is straightforward and easy to do. Follow this simple recipe to create a yummy fall spiced apple cider. 

How to Make Spiced Apple Cider

Gather local/organic apples to make the best spiced apple cider.
Gather local/organic apples to make the best spiced apple cider.
(Foto: CC0 / Pixabay / Veronicatxoxo)

In order to make the best spiced apple cider, you will need a few items.

Needed items

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • wooden spoon
  • large pot
  • masher
  • sieve/strainer
  • containers to hold cider


  • 10-12 apples, (Honeycrisp are a great choice for flavor; always remember to buy local or organic when possible)
  • about 16 cups water, enough to cover apples in pan
  • 1/2 cup sweetener, your choice, maple syrup or brown sugar are great options
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, whole
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • optional: add orange slices and other dried spices like ginger for a more varied cider flavor.


  1. Cut the apples into quarters, remove the core and seeds, and place in the pot. 
  2. Add the dry ingredients, cinnamon sticks, and sugar to the pot and cover with water, and stir.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil on high heat, then reduce heat to medium/low and let sit for 2 hours.
  4. Remove from heat once the apples are soft, and using the masher, mash the apples until they are pulp.
  5. Strain the mixer through a sieve or strainer to remove large chunks.
  6. Serve and enjoy immediately, or let cool and refrigerate for cold cider. The mixture can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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