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Apple cider in glasses garnished with sweetened condensed milk and dried apple slices.

Apple Cider

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 glasses 1x


Delicious homemade apple cider with cinnamon, nutmeg  and cloves.


  • 10 apples*
  • 1 and 1/2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons cloves, whole
  • 12 cardomom seeds
  • 100g brown sugar (1/2 cup)
  • sweetened condensed milk for garnishing, optional
  • dried apple slices for¬†garnishing, optional


  1. Wash and quarter the apples. Add the first 5 ingredients to a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the apples.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a medium low and let it simmer for 2 hours. Then mash the apples and continue simmering for 1 additional hour.
  3. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and discard the solids. Strain again if you prefer the cider without pulp. Serve hot.


*such as Pink Lady, Honeycrisp and Granny Smith, Gala,..

The cider can be stored up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.