Veriditas By Pranarom

How to Spice Up Your Spiced Cider

This fall weather has me craving all kinds of warm, spicy foods. Today I'm sharing one of my new favorites with you - a Spiced Cider recipe that yields a bonus batch of applesauce! It's like a two-for for your table.


Ingredients:
  • 6 cups of water
  • 6 large apples
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 cloves
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 organic orange, sliced, with the peel on (optional) 
  • organic essential oil from Veriditas (see below)
Directions:
  1. Bring 6 cups of water to boil on the stove. 
  2. Peel (if desired) and quarter your apples and add them to the water with the rest of your ingredients. 
  3. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 hours. Your house is going to smell amazing!
  4. After two hours, taste your cider to see if you need to add any honey for extra sweetness. Mine didn't need any, but if you like your cider to be very sweet, you might want to add some.  
  5. Place the contents of your pot into a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to work all of the liquid out of the strainer into the bowl. This will leave you with a bowl of spiced cider and a strainer of applesauce.
  6. Add 1 drop of your essential oil of choice to your Spiced Cider. I like Cardamom, but you could try Sweet Orange, Cinnamon Bark, or even Fennel for a more licorice-like taste. Use what you like. Stir to incorporate fully, then serve alongside your residual applesauce (be sure to remove the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and the orange). Enjoy!

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