Thanksgiving and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without a favorite family treat, homemade apple cider. My recipe comes from my niece, from a few years ago. We were at my brothers house one Thanksgiving and she was telling us about this yummy apple cider that she makes. I used to be a very picky eater, and honestly up until that year, I had never had apple cider. There was just something about the thought of hot apple juice that didn't sound appetizing to me. She assured me it was delicious and I decided to give it a taste. Wow! I am so glad that I did, because it has been a yearly favorite ever since. I haven't changed her recipe too much, but to adapt to Kelsie's food allergies, I do make a homemade whipped cream. Don't let all that "homemade" scare you off, it's very simple and you'll impress your family and friends when you break out your apple cider this holiday season! Feel free to double the recipe to accommodate your serving size.
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What do you need?
1 bottle of Simply Apple Juice
Fresh juice of 1 orange
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tabelspoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
What do you do?
1. Combine all your ingredients in a large pot and simmer for at least 30 minutes. The longer it goes the more the flavors come together. (yes, you can put all ingredients into the crock pot and skip this step)
2. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon on top
1. Add all ingredients to a bowl, using your mixer, beat until stiff peaks form.
I hope that you enjoy this apple cider as much as our family does!