For those of you who depend on my recipes, I sincerely apologize for not posting last weekend! I was in Chicago at the Kenmore Blogger Summit. It was a WONDERFUL experience! I met lots of fellow food bloggers, met several members of the Kenmore team, got to see first class chefs demonstrate their skills and walked away with a couple of prizes! Yup, little ole' me came home with a Kenmore Stand Mixer for winning our Brioche Challenge and a brand new Kenmore French Door Refrigerator!!!! WHAT?! I know, I still can't believe it! If you want to know how I ended up with a brand new refrigerator, you can read about it here. :)
Ever wonder how you can make your own Apple Cider? I'm telling you, it's extremely easy! This cider is wonderful hot or cold, so you can decide how you want to serve it! It requires NO added sugar! Nothing but pure goodness! Plus, you get a bonus of Chunky Applesauce out of this too! (You can't just throw those apples away!)
Hit up your local farmer's market this weekend (probably the last if you live near me) and get those apples into your crock! Your family will thank you! Plus, if you have a yard full of leaves like I do, you'll need a nice warm beverage to come in and warm up with!
9-10 Apples (Use a variety of apples, such as Gala, Red Delicious and Fuji)
4 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
Wash the apples, core and slice them. Place them into your crock (keep the peel on) with the 2 cups of water. Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
Scoop out all of your apples into a colander and let the juice drain into a bowl.
Pour the juice back into your crock with the remaining juice left from scooping the apples out. Place the cinnamon stick into the juice and let it simmer on low for an hour or two. You can either serve it warm, or refrigerate it and serve it cold. Enjoy!
Follow the method above for making apple cider. After you drain the juice from the apples, place them in a bowl and mash them. Add 2-3 Tbsp. of white Sugar. Enjoy!
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