my favorite from-scratch hot apple cider recipe

Happy first day of Fall, y'all!

With the arrival of Autumn, our home instantly becomes cozier. Stunning bright leaves scatter just outside our windows & we begin tucking pumpkins into every corner of our home. 

We also find ourselves being more intentional about making time for family around the farmhouse table. 

Today I thought I would share my favorite from-scratch Hot Apple Cider recipe to accompany you & your guests during the Autumn season!

Natalie's Favorite From-Scratch Hot Apple Cider Recipe

- Roughly 2 pounds of apples, chopped  (this recipe is a wonderful way to use seconds from the farmers' market!)
- 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 cinnamon sticks (plus more for serving)
- 1 teaspoon allspice

1. Place roughly two-pounds of apples in a large stockpot. Add enough water to cover your apples completely.

2. Stir in sugar, sliced orange, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks & allspice. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 1 hour. Your house will smell amazing!

3. Strain apple cider through a fine mesh sieve & pour back into your pot.

4. Serve in my new favorite ceramic mug with whipped cream & a fresh cinnamon stick!


P.S. Our new "Home" mug launched today at the Freckled Hen Farmhouse & I love it so much! It makes such a lovely gift for friends & a wonderful treat for you! xo.


Tammie Hulsey said...

Hi Natalie! The cider sounds delicious and easy to make. Question... are the apples peeled, chopped, sliced, etc?


nelle monaco said...

yum! this looks amazing and perfect for fall! thanks for sharing

Natalie freeman said...

tammie - great question! simply chop the apples & put them in the pot - skin & all!

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