Happy November 1st! We’re officially into that time of year between Halloween and Christmas and I feel like the word that covers it all is C O Z Y. And what better for cozy days spent curled up indoors with lots of blankets or for a walk in the crisp air than apple cider? Yummmmmm. I think the first time I made this was on top of the stove but for the past few years I’ve been making it in the slow cooker so it can sit on my counter and I don’t have to think about it. Also: it makes your house smell amazing!
This recipe usually gets brought out at Halloween and used until after the holiday season- bring on the baking, shopping, wrapping, activities, decorating… it’s perfect for all of the above. I like a full- flavoured cider and even though this one only has a few ingredients it’s delicious without being overpowering. It’s simple to make, and perfect for cozy days (and dare I say it: holiday parties), just add someone to share it with.
2 litres organic apple juice
1/2 cup organic orange juice
1 orange and apple, sliced (+ extra for garnish if you like)
5 cinnamon sticks (+ extra for garnish)
f00d grade cheesecloth or
reusable tea bag or coffee filter
1. Pour the apple and orange juices into your slow cooker and add the orange and apple slices.
2. Wrap the cinnamon sticks and cloves in the cheesecloth and tie with the butcher’s twine (a tea ball, reusable tea bag or coffee filter also work).
3. Pop the sachet into the slow cooker and turn on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. When ready to serve scoop out the cinnamon sachet. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and fresh slices of apple and orange if you like.
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