Apple Cider

November 12, 2020

Apple Cider - Shop Home Basics




  • 10 large apples, quartered
  • 1/2 orange, halved
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. whole allspice
  • 1/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. dark brown sugar
  • Home Basics Skimmer
  • Home Basics Measuring Cup 
  • Home Basics Measuring Spoons 
  • Home Basics Bamboo Cutting board




1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, add apples, oranges, spices, and brown sugar. Cover with water by at least 2”. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 hours.


2. Remove orange halves, use a Home Basics wooden spoon to mash apples. Return to a simmer and let simmer uncovered for 1 hour more.


3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing on solids with a wooden spoon to squeeze all juices out. Discard solids.


4. Serve apple cider warm.



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Written By Samantha M. Chase 

Home Basics Staff