Apple Cider


September 1, 2015

Impress your guests with this simple homemade apple cider. You will be surprised on how delightful the aroma of cinnamon, star anise, allspice, and apple surrounds your kitchen.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


6 whole gala apples, washed and sliced

1 cinnamon stick

½ star anise

3 whole allspice, crushed

6 cups of water


1Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil. Stir occasionally.

2Simmer covered over low heat for 2 hours.

3Turn off heat. Discard the spices. Puree the apple water mixture.

4Strain through a cheesecloth for a clearer cider.

5Serve warm or chilled.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.