Ok, so it’s cold outside… that means it’s officially Fall right? I hope so because that means hot apple cider will be an almost permanent fixture on my stove 🙂 It’s one of my favorite treats in the chilly months! And of course it doubles as a warm delightful drink and the best natural potpourri for your house you could ask for! It’s also not too bad with a shot of brandy in it either 😉
I make my recipe with apple cider… now yes, you can use apple juice, but it is a little different. “Fresh cider is raw apple juice that has not undergone a filtration process to remove coarse particles of pulp or sediment… Apple juice is juice that has been filtered to remove solids and pasteurized so that it will stay fresh longer.” – Massachusetts Department of Agriculture
Hot Apple Cider
2 quarts apple cider or juice
1 orange peel
1 lemon peel
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
3 star anise
In a pot on medium low heat, combine all the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and let the flavors combine. You can leave on low heat on your stove for 20 minutes or most of the day. Serve warm.
PS Special thanks to @mommylovescoffee and @mayrabaca6 who requested this recipe after I Intagramed about it!
And I want to thank all my readers, friends, and family for helping me out this week!! For those I’m not connected to on social media (let’s connect!!), I was in a car accident last week and have been recovering, so I apologize for the lack of content, but I’m hoping to be back in the kitchen soon!!