Stage 1: Liquid Diet
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.
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.