Friday, September 26, 2014

Homemade Apple Cider Without Sugar

Today I made my own homemade apple cider! It came out amazing! I wanted to get some this week-end, but I know there's usually added sugar. Remember, processed sugar causes inflammation. Unless it's natural sugar from fruits or other natural foods, it's a definite no-no for RA & fibro.
Sugar free spicy goodness!
I looked online to see what ingredients were usually in apple cider. It was so easy to do this, you just need to be home checking on it for about 4 hours. Lucky for me I had most of these ingredients on hand! I went to the store for the spices.
Simple, fresh ingredients
Throw all into large pot:
12 apples cut up
1-2 oranges, cut up
4-5 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp whole cloves
2 whole nutmegs
1 cup pitted dates (in place of sugar)

Add water, enough for everything to float. I added about 2 cups extra just cause I wanted more!
Pretty & so aromatic mmmm
Let boil for 1 hour uncovered.
Reduce heat to simmer after an hour & cover it.
Let simmer for 3 hours. Check on it periodically mushing up the apples & oranges as they get soft.
After about 3 hours. Mush!
After 4 hours it's ready to drain. I just used a colander & bam! Deeeelish!!
Drained & ready to enjoy
Apple cinnamon spicy Homemade Apple Cider sugarfree warmth! And the place smells soooo good. Now hopefully someone else will clean up the pots.
Happy Fall, everyone!

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