10applesI used a mix of gala, honey crisp and Granny Smith
1orangesliced and peel removed
½teaspoonpimento seeds/whole all spice
10cupsof filtered water
½cup Wholesome Organic Honeydepending on the sweetness level you enjoy OR Agave Nectar- ¾ cup
Roughly chop the apples, and cut the orange (peel removed) into quarters. Add to your slow cooker along with all the spices and the filtered water. Stir to combine and turn your slow cooker on for 7-8 hours on low heat or 4 hours on high heat.
One hour before your spiced apple cider is ready, using a potato masher, mash all of the fruits. They should be very soft and easy to mash. Mash until all the fruits are mashed. Add the Wholesome Organic Honey at this point. If you like it barely sweet, you can add the ½ cup. If you like it on the sweeter side, but not overly sweet, you can add ¾ cup. You can always add more later.
Allow the cider to cook for the last hour, and then strain. We like to double strain it (strain once, then repeat the process) using a fine meshed sieve, and you can also use a cheesecloth for added precision.
Serve warm and enjoy! You can freeze this recipe for several months to enjoy all winter long.