Apple Cider

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Total Time
1 hr
96 hrs

From a 1960s rural New Zealand cookbook, this is the recipe for apple cider. I haven't tried it yet as I am still collecting enough swing stoppered glass bottles to recycle for this recipe! Cook time is actually the standing time

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  1. Cut apples into pieces, skins and cores.
  2. Add sugar and raisins.
  3. Cover with boiling water.
  4. Allow to stand for 4 days.
  5. Strain and bottle.
  6. Tie corks down!
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3 5

This is good, but if you have the Vitamix, you can make cider in minutes using the same ingredients. I substitute honey and brown sugar for sugar and also add cinnamon and allspice for flavering.

5 5

This is amazing! Thank you for the recipe, so easy to make and well worth waiting 4 days for it. Will definately be making this again and again. I also added 2 cinnamon sticks to the recipe.

1 5

I was disappointed. I had mold floating on the top by the end of my 4 days, and the resulting "cider" tasted like apple flavored sugar water. It sure smelled good though. I followed the recipe, but cut it in half. I don't know what went wrong. :(