Our new home came with a dozen apple trees that are bursting with fruit. I have heard this year is a bumper crop for apples and we have been blessed indeed.
I have been having fun trying out many apple recipes. I still need to find the perfect apple sauce recipe. If you have a favorite, please leave a link or directions in the comments. Actually, leave any and all of your favorite apple recipes in the comments!
Apple cider from a local orchard is tasty, but rather pricey. I decided to see if it was possible to make this delicious fall treat at home using normal kitchen appliances. I discovered not only is it possible, but so easy and amazingly delicious. A little time is required, but not a lot of effort.
Recipe for Homemade Apple Cider adapted from allrecipe.com
3/4 C. sugar
1 Tbls. cinnamon
- Scrub and quarter apples (do not peel or core).
- Combine all ingredients into a large dutch oven.
- Fill pot with water to within an inch or so from the top.
- Bring everything to a boil and boil uncovered for one hour.
- Cover and reduce the heat to simmer. Simmer for two hours.
- Smash the apples with the back of a large spoon.
- Allow mixture to sit until cool enough to handle.
- Pour contents over a cheese cloth lined colander into a large bowl.
- Gather cheese cloth around the solids and squeeze out as much juice as possible.
- Discard solids.
- Serve hot or cold.
- Store refrigerated and stir before serving.
What is your favorite apple recipe? Please leave a link in the comments. I have enough apples to try them all!