Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Homemade Apple Cider; Paleo/Whole 30

Nothing says Autumn like a glass of Fresh Homemade Apple Cider. That crisp, tangy smell is a treat all its own and one of the best treats of the season! The most flavorful cider has a balance between sweetness and tartness and often times, is produced by blending different apples together to get just the right combination. Finding your perfect blend is just a matter of experimentation and personal taste. Some basic characteristics of common apple varieties to chose from are:
  • Red Delicious: Large, firm red apple with a sweet flavor.
  • Yellow Delicious: Large, firm yellow apple with a sweet flavor.
  • Jonathan: Medium, crisp semi-tart apple
  • Granny Smith: Medium/small, crisp, tart apple with green color.
  • Gala: Medium, crisp semi-tart apple 


HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER

Recipe: 

Ingredients:

  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 4 red delicious apples
  • 4 gala apples
  • 3 cups of water, plus additional for soaking the apples
  • 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 11/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup Note: If you are following the Whole 30 Diet please omit the maple syrup. 


Preparation:
  1. In a large bowl of water add the lemon juice and stir quickly.
  2. Peel and dice the apples, adding them to the water as you go along.
  3. Drain the apples and put them in your blender. 
  4. Add the cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup to the blender followed by 3 cups of water.
  5. Start off blending on low and slowly increase the speed as all the apples blend with the other ingredients.
  6. Blend on high for about 5 minutes.
  7. Drain through a strainer lined with cheesecloth for about 10 minutes.
  8. If you want to warm it, heat in a saucepan on the stove top on low until warmed through.
  9. Enjoy!


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4 comments:

  1. Makes about a quart of cider. Good question; I should have put that in the recipe. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

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  2. This is definitely the time of the year that apple cider is on our minds. My husbands loves apple cider and just can't wait until the apples are ready to sip on some homemade cider. Thanks for sharing your great recipe on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Pinned & twitted.

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  3. Thanks Marla! Just found "Real Food Friday" and will definitely be trying some of the other recipes shared. Hope your husband enjoys the cider!
    Best,
    Phyllis

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