Slow Cooker Apple Cider

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I love the crisp, cool weather of fall, and all of the warm, spicy aromas and tastes in the house. Today the scent of fall is drifting all throughout our home, as my homemade apple cider simmers in our crock-pot. It smells amazing, and it only took a few minutes to make.

This is the perfect recipe for a chilly fall day, or for making your home smell really wonderful before having guests over. Not only will you have a pleasant aroma all day long, and a delicious cup of apple cider at the end of the day, you’ll also have a batch of yummy applesauce as well!

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 Apple Cider Recipe

-5 honeycrisp apples

-7 cups of water

-1/4 cup of honey

-1 teaspoon of cinnamon

-1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

-Dash of ginger

Cut each apple into eight slices, and cut off the skin as well unless you have a food strainer for the applesauce. Place the apples in the crock-pot and add in the water. Stir in the honey, cinnamon, ground cloves, and ginger. Cook on low for 8 hours.

After 8 hours, the apples should be soft and ready to mash. First strain the cider through a mesh strainer, to remove the apple slices. Next place the apples through the food strainer, or if you already peeled the apples, simply use a hand mixer and blend for a few minutes. Now you have applesauce! Next, filter the apple cider again through a cheesecloth, to remove any leftover bits of apple and spices. The end result is a home that smells wonderful, a bowl of tasty applesauce, and a delicious batch of warm apple cider!

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