Stella's Hard Cider

Stella's Hard Cider

Stella's Hard Cider

Apple Cider Recipe


10 apples (we used the apples from our tree) quartered

1 orange halved

4 cinnamon sticks

1 whole nutmeg

1 tsp whole cloves

1 tsp all spice


Optional: 1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar


1. Put the apples, orange halves and spices in a stock pot. (If adding brown sugar, you can add now). Add about 4 quarts of water and bring to a simmer. Cover and let simmer for 2 hours.

2. Remove the oranges and mash the apples. Cover again and simmer for another hour. 

3. Strain through a fine mesh ladle, using a spoon to press apple mixture through. If you want a more clear mixture, you can strain again using a paper towel which will get rid of any residue and make it clear.

For Stella's Hard Cider:


1. Add 4 oz. of your favorite Brandy to 2 cups of cider over ice for a refreshing winter cocktail. 

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