Bonfire Night Apple Cider

This apple cider is tart, sweet and comforting, with just a hint of spice, great for drinking on bonfire night to keep warm.


Makes approximately: 8 servings


  • 1440g apples (stems removed, blossom ends cut off chopped)
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole allspice (cloves would be fine too)
  • 2 litres of water


  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered for 1 hour, occasionally mashing the apples as they soften. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 1.5-2 hours, until reduced by approximately 1/3 (you can just give it a taste to see if you want the flavours to be more concentrated or not, if so, keep boiling). Strain through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth or coffee filters. Press on the pulp to extract all the juices. Serve while hot or let cool, cover, and refrigerate. Heat to serve.


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