Recipes at the Cabin: Pear & Apple Cider
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Recipes at the Cabin: Pear & Apple Cider

This drink recipe is perfect for cold evenings at the cabin all season long!

Recipe courtesy of Cuisine at Home magazine


 Photo: Adobe ©murziknata 


Pear & Apple Cider

Makes 8 servings


  • 4 pears, chopped
  • 4 apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3-inch)
  • 2 tsp. whole allspice
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 knob fresh ginger (1-inch), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped
  • 5 cups water 
  1. Place pears and apples in a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker; top with brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger and vanilla bean.
  2. Add water to slow cooker; cover and cook cider on high setting 2 hours or low setting 6 hours. Smash fruit with a potato masher, then cook cider 1 hour more.
  3. Strain cider through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a pitcher or pot; serve warm.

See Also: Ginger Bourbon Punch

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