Now that its getting cold
and winter is coming in
i get a big craving for apple cider
but i don't have a juicer (yet)
so i'll show you how to make apple cider
with a blender/food processor
and then i'll show you how to use the nasty leftovers to double the amount of cider you already have for FREE

PS: I based this instructable off of other apple cider instructables
but they all used a juicer and created only one batch with it

Step 1: Ingredients

-Apples (you can use a variety of apples but i prefer red delicious with gala)
-spices (i used cinnamon and nutmeg)

-blender/ food processor
-an undershirt that you out grew or ripped
-cutting board
Well Karel, you're right, it IS apple juice!&nbsp; That's what Cider IS MAN!&nbsp; If you want alcohol, you make HARD Cider (i.e. you add sugar and yeast and ferment the stuff).&nbsp; If you use grapes or some other fruit, we call it wine.&nbsp; Hard Cider is just fermented apple juice.&nbsp; Try making some, you'll probably love it!<br /> Spooky<br />
<p>i commented on this above...</p>
Wait, that's just warm apple juice, right? Where's the booze, man?
<p>for your information you u r talking about HARD cider; not normal cider</p>
<p>no, hard cider is normal cider, only in america (where i am) do we think the opposite, because we created the &quot;kiddie&quot; version just like the kiddie cocktail. everywhere else in the world calls hard cider regular cider and the other is alcohol free cider...</p>
Oh man-- comparing apple juice to fresh cider is like comparing PBR to a Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale. It's quite heady enough without booze!
<p>aweome cider, man!</p>
i thought in order to make apple cider you can't cook the apples
That's right. You can't cook the apples.
that's just a misconception. you can cook the apples or use them raw it only changes the taste a bit. but if you're like me and you like hot apple cider then it tastes the same either way.
According to google, that's NOT how you make cider. Cider is fresh apples that are cored, sliced, &amp; put in the blender (with the skin). No boiling!!!! Then you use cheese cloth to get the juices out. I used a strainer to get the apple sauce out. Then I used paper towels to get the rest of the pulp out. I put it in a bottle &amp; put it in the fridge. I jut had some &amp; it is GOOD!!!! No sugar or spices added!!!!
I like to take the leftover mush and make a pumpkin type pie. I just substitute the apple mush for the pumpkin mush. A little extra sugar than the recipe calls for and it is delish!
I will make an Instructible JUST for You Bgelcantogirl, it will teach you how to read, and follow instructions. <br>If you read the INSTRUCTIONS, it tells you where you must add the sugar. <br>
Looks refreshing! :P<br><br>
Now how many apples where used and how sugar did you use? <br> <br>thanks
I have a question, where do you add the sugar? <br> <br>Great idea for apple cider.
Sorry its a bit late, but I just found this instructable - If you (at step 5) add ground cloves and cinnamon you have most of the making of apple-butter. Normally, they take cider, and add apple mush, and boil it down to concentrate the flavor; however if you take the &quot;mush&quot; and run it thru a old fashioned food mill (the cone shaped ones with a wooden roller inside, or the one that looks like a pan colander with a half a propeller blade9?Foley Food Mill?) and use the applesauce that comes out, putting the juice back in the cider like his says, you fairly dry applesauce.&nbsp; Add the spices and gently boil, and it will be apple-butter in an hour or too.&nbsp; At least it worked when we took the dry mush from a real old apple press, put it thru the Foley, and then added the spice - maybe not as good as the stuff that boiled for days, but great taste, and very little problems for a diabetic who liked something on her bread, but could not use jelly or most jams.&nbsp;&nbsp; Well done<strong> Instructable</strong>, and I will be trying it this fall.&nbsp; <br />
yum! I'm tempted to try it, but blending large recipes in my magic bullet is SUCH a pain.
Magic bullets suck. It's a wonder I still use mine sometimes.
Cook it, and use it as a starter for making wine. It will be good! Or, if you want something even better (but slightly more expensive) add champagne yeast and make a very, very fine drink. (no it will not taste like champagne, but it is quite tasty). Or, the most easy way, just put it in a large bottle with a vapor lock and let it ferment on its own, just like shooby said.
Bottle this and let it sit, and it'll ferment.

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