This recipe uses fresh fruits and spices and is so much better for you than store-bought apple cider, which is loaded with sugar and processed ingredients!

Get ready to make your home smell delicious and inviting for the holidays!

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  • 7 medium apples, cored and quartered with skin (a mix of Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala)
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into segments
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries
  • 8-10 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 whole star anise
  • ½ cup of coconut sugar to sweeten (optional)
  • Water
  1. Add ingredients to a pot, pressure cooker, or slow cooker.
  2. Add water to cover all of the ingredients.
  3. Boil ingredients. (Cooking options: a. Stovetop – high heat for 3 hours, b. Pressure Cooker – high pressure for 15 minutes, quick release after 10 minutes. c. Slow Cooker – low heat for 4 hours)
  4. Mash the fruit with a potato masher or fork to release the juices.
  5. Strain solids and serve.
  6. You may store the cider without solids in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for later use.

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