In the more brisk months, there’s nothing better than wrapping your hands around Homemade Apple Cider hot or cold. All you need is a handful of basic ingredients, a love of fall flavors and some friends to toast to!
Place the apples in a large pot with 10 cups of water. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for two hours, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Use a potato masher to mash the apples, then stir the mixture into a strainer with a large spoon. Make sure you get all the juice!
Set aside the applesauce you've now just made, and pour the cider into a glass bottle. Remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves from the applesauce and drop them into the bottle with the cider. Refrigerate.