Easy Homemade Apple Cider

This recipe is extremely easy and something fun you can do as a family. We have a small apple tree in our front yard (we almost got rid of it when we moved in) and it is just about as tall as me, but man does it produce a lot of apples! 

Tools required:

  • Slow cooker
  • Wire Strainer
  • Apple slicer
  • Imulsion blender
  • 3 Mason jars or other containers
  • Ladle


  • 8-10 apples – sliced (depending on size)
  • 10 cups of water
  • 5 cinnamon sticks (or more depending on personal preference)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice 

Simply put all ingredients in a slow cooker on low for 3 hours. Don’t worry about seeds or stems, you will strain those out later. 

After 3 hours take out the cinnamon sticks and set aside. Use an imulsion blender to break down the apples as much as possible. Put the cinnamon sticks back in and keep on low for 1-3 more hours. Once ready, you will need a strainer and a container to store the liquid. I used mason jars. I used a ladle to scoop the cider into the strainer since the apple mash needs to be separated. Occasionally I dumped out the mash into a bowl so the liquid would drain more easily. I also would occasionally press the mash into the strainer to get as much cider out as possible. I needed 3 mason jars. 

That’s it! It’s as simple as that. Enjoy hot or cold. It’s a great fall treat!


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