Hot Apple Cider Anyone?
This year I decided to make something that I have not had in years, hot apple cider! It was a big hit with all the family. There are many ways to make this, and any way you decide, it will always come out great. Here is how I made it with pictures. I will have the entire ingredients and instructions at the end. Leave me a message if you have tried it yourself.
There is no need to measure, my kind of cooking! For 1 gallon of apple cider I use about 10 sticks of cinnamon, two pieces of ginger, one red delicious apple and lots of cloves. Not pictured is a little sugar if the cider is too tart, but always taste it first, it usually does not take more than an 1/8 cup.
Chop the ginger.
Heat the sticks of cinnamon, low heat, then add pieces of ginger.
Slice the apples, 8-10 slices.
Insert cloves into the apple slices.
Add apples to the heated pan.
Pour in the cider.
Heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Bring to a boil and let boil for about 1 minute only, turn heat on low and let simmer for about 1/2 hour.
Cider will turn clear and become very aromatic. When you smell the cinnamon, ginger and cloves, it can be served. The longer it sits, the better it will taste.
Pour over a strainer into your cup and enjoy.
1 Gallon Apple Cider
1 Red Delicious Apple
10 Cinnamon Sticks
2 Medium Pieces of Ginger
Handful of Cloves
1/8 Cup of Sugar (or more to taste)
Cut Ginger into small round pieces
Heat Cinnamon Stick in dry pan on low heat
Add the ginger pieces to the pan
Cut the apple into 8 - 10 slices
Place 4 cloves on each side of the apple slices
Add the apple to the pan
Add the gallon of Apple Cider to the pan
Cover and bring to boil
Let boil for 1 minute then reduce the heat to a simmer stirring occasionally
Simmer for 1/2 hour or more, the longer the better
Stain in the cup
Please let me know how you like it!