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Homemade apple cider

This perfect Fall beverage not only taste good but will also have your home smelling amazing!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cider, apple cider recipe, homemade apple cider
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 92 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 10 apples quartered (I used red apples)
  • 1 orange halved and peeled
  • 4 small cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1/2 cups brown sugar


  1. Put all ingredients except for the sugar in a large stockpot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3 hours.

  3. Strain the apple cider into a pitcher. Mashing the apple chunks to get all the juice out.
  4. Add sugar to the pitcher and stir until dissolved.
  5. Serve warm.
  6. When cool store in the refrigerator. Can also be served cold.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade apple cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.