Hello everyone, just a small post today! We had a brief taste of cool autumn last week before the heat spiked again, but that was enough of an excuse for me! Crisp apple cider is not something easily found in our little town in Japan, so I’ve had to make my own.
This recipe is very simple. I would love to use other spices like whole nutmeg and cloves, but unfortunately I’m not sure where to buy them here! So if you decide to make this, you should have some fun and add some more autumnal spices.
Makes several cups, depending on the size of your slow cooker.
- 3 apples
- 1 orange
- 3 sticks of cinnamon
- Cut apples and oranges into fourths. Don’t worry about the seeds or stems!
- Place the fruit and cinnamon sticks in a slow cooker. Fill with water and stop about an inch below the edge.
- Cook on high for 4 hours.
- About an hour before the finish, mash the apples and orange. Re-cover and continue cooking.
- Strain out the pulp and enjoy!
Simple as that! I’ve found I really enjoy this with a dash of brown sugar and a little bit of whiskey. And since it’s been warm this week, a bit of ice makes it a refreshing drink to enjoy after work.