Apple Pear Cider
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: about 2 quarts
Fresh apples and pears cooked with cinnamon sticks, cloves, all spice, and nutmeg. This slightly sweetened spiced apple pear cider is the perfect drink for fall.
  • 3 large apples, quartered with seeds and stems removed
  • 3 large pears, quartered with seeds and stems removed
  • 9 cups water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground all spice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  1. Place the quartered apples and pears into a large pot and fill with water.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, all spice, nutmeg, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  3. Cook the apples and pears over medium to high heat for about hour. The apples and pears should be soft. Smash them with a wooden spoon or ladle, and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes. The longer the apples and pears are cooked in the spices, the more flavorful the cider will be.
  4. Remove the pot from heat, and allow the apple pear cider to cool completely, about 1 ½ hours.
  5. Pour the apple pear mixture into a fine mesh sieve, and strain. If there are solids in the cider, strain it again.
  6. Serve the cider warm or cold, and sprinkle ground cinnamon on top if desired.
  7. Store the cider in a sealed container or jar in the fridge.
*For a more brown colored cider, use ground cinnamon and ground cloves instead of whole
**I used 1 Granny Smith apple. 2 Honey Crisps, and 3 D'Anjou Pears
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