I love apple cider in the fall, and you’d never guess that juicing apples for cider is super easy! Drink it cold or brew it with some cinnamon for a warm treat.
Ingredients needed for apple cider
- If using a Blender you might need water
You can use as few or as many as you want. It’s all about how much juice you’re trying to make. Keep in mind that this is fresh juice that doesn’t have any preservatives so it won’t last as long.
Here are the instructions to make apple juice
I’ll be using a juicer but you could easily do this same process with a blender. I’ll be sharing the differences with you along the way.
I’m using fresh apples from my apple tree, and you can use any apple you like.
With a juicer you can stick the whole apple inside if you want, it just needs to be small enough to drop inside. I like to at least cut them in half to prevent them from sticking.
If you are using a blender you’ll probably want to remove the core from the center and perhaps the peel. I like to use an apple peeler corer slicer for this process before sticking the apples in the blender.
I place a large 8 cup measuring cup in front of my juicer and then cover the top of the juicer spout with some tinfoil. Yes, I had a mishap when I first tried the juicer and juice shot out the bowl and went everywhere.
Place some apples in the juicer, place the lid on the top, turn the juicer on, and press lightly on the lid. The apples are pulled apart super fast, and the juice dispenses. Turn the juicer off, wait until it stops spinning, and then repeat the process until you have all of the juice you want.
If you’re using a blender, simply place your peeled and cored apples in your blender and turn them on. You might want to add a little water to help with the process of blending.
A juicer shreds the apple discards what you want to drink, and just allows the juice to go through. It separates them out and then discards the rest in a basket on the back side of the juicer that you can empty out.
Here’s a glance at what comes out of the juicer. It is unfiltered apple cider or apple juice. I place this in a pitcher and keep cold in the refrigerator. You can drink it as is or filter it more.
The process is the same with a blender.
If you want to filter it more, place a strainer over your glass, and pour the juice through it. The strainer will catch the larger parts and let the juice go through. You can discard what is in the strainer.
Here’s a look at it after being strained. You can drink it cold or warm. We like to brew it with some cinnamon sticks and make hot apple cider. You can find that recipe at Hot Apple Cider Bar
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