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Homemade apple cider

Apple Cider Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


One of my favorite autumn drinks! With nutrition-rich apples in season, it’s so simple to make … and this version ups the health benefits but remains tasty as can be.


  • 8 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 cup organic apple juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon ground clove
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup maple sugar
  • Water, to cover by 2–3 inches


  1. Place all ingredients in a stockpot. Cover with water so it’s two to three inches above the mixture.
  2. Bring to a boil and then cook at low heat for 3 hours.
  3. Remove oranges and mash the apples in the stockpot, using a potato masher.
  4. In a cheese or nut milk bag, add in apple cider mixture over a medium mixing bowl and strain the liquids from the solids. Alternatively, use a mesh strainer and press down on the mixture to squeeze as much liquid out as possible. Either way, toss the solid mixture afterwards … or use in your compost!
  5. Pour out a glass or two! Then store in a glass pitcher and refrigerate for up to three months.


Store in fridge. If you want to serve it warm, heat up in a small saucepan over low heat until it’s reached the desired temperature.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 6 ounces
  • Calories: 55
  • Sugar: 10.9g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.4g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 0.3g