Black Creek Community Farm – Mildred’s Apple Cider
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Mildred’s Apple Cider


  • 12 med. apples (mix of sweet and tart)
  • 2 oranges, quartered
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/3 tbsp whole clove
  • 8-10 cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • opt: 1 tsp whole allspice,1 whole nutmeg, 1″ fresh ginger


  • Combine all  ingredients in a stockpot. Cover with water leading 1-2 inches of space at the top.
  • Turn on high heat. Once it reaches a simmer, reduce to med-low heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours (or until apples are completely soft).
  • Mash apples and oranges with a wooden spoon/masher. Then cover and simmer for 1 more hour
  • Strain the solids out using a strainer/cheesecloth.
  • Sweeten to taste, and serve warm! Refrigerate up to 5 days; freeze up to 3 months.

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