Spiced Cider Recipe
Thank you Barb for another great fall recipe! This one is a very rare treat for our family since apple cider is SO loaded with sugar, but it’s great to have for those special occasions.
- ½ gallon raw organic apple cider
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cardamom pods
- 5 cloves
- A good shake of ground cinnamon
I just add all of this to the ½ gal and stick it back in the fridge. It takes about 2-3 days before it’s good and flavored (that extra ground cinnamon is to tide you over if you can’t wait that long). When we’re ready to drink it, I just pour it through a tea strainer over a glass and put back whatever spices wind up in the strainer.
This could be served warm or even just room temp. I hesitate to heat it too much because the raw cider is so good for you, it seems a shame to cook it.
Barb's bio: “I'm a stay at home mom, beginning sustainable homesteader, heritage (everything) enthusiast and real food foodie living in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin.” Check out Barb's blog: www.wholeandthensome.weebly.com