Making apple cider is much easier than you might think. And better yet, it's free if you can find a tree to pick apples from. This summer I discovered the joy of canning and through that I made my first batch of applesauce (also really simple to make). But making applesauce leaves you with a whole lot of peels and cores. I didn't want them to go to waste. So I found a use for them! That's right this apple cider is made just with the leftovers from making applesauce.
First off wash, peel, and slice your apples. Put the apple slices in a bowl of water with lemon juice. You can either make the slices into an apple crisp, apples sauce, or whatever else you can think of. For this cider recipe, all I care about it the peels and cores. Dump them all into a pot and fill 3/4 full with water. Add in mulling spices of your choice (or leave them out if you just want apple juice). Bring to a bowl, reduce heat to a simmer and let simmer covered for 2-4 hours.
and the best part is that it doesn't have any sugar added, it's super kid friendly.
And to think, I did this all without shoes. Enjoy!