- 12 cups water
- Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- 12 apples quartered (use a variety of tart and sweet for a more complex flavor)
- 1 orange quartered
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tsp whole cloves
- 2 tsp whole allspice
- 1 whole nutmeg
Add the water and lemon juice to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the quartered apples as you cut them, as well as the orange, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Stir and cover.
Cook on LOW heat for 8-15 hours. The longer it cooks, the more flavorful it will be. Using a potato masher, mash the contents in the slow cooker. Let cool.
Ladle contents of the slow cooker into a large bowl, pouring everything through a fine-mesh strainer. Discard the solids and pour the cider into quart-size mason jars or a large pitcher. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Warm before serving or enjoy chilled!
Calories: 145.72kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.09g | Protein: 0.74g | Fat: 0.54g | Saturated Fat: 0.14g | Sodium: 28.15mg | Fiber: 5.29g | Sugar: 29.79g