Alicia's Crab Apple Cider
An easy way to make a delicious, nutritious, beautiful fall drink from foraged crab apples
- crab apples
- sugar or honey
Wash the crab apples and remove the stems and blossom ends. Cut into quarters.
Put them in a big pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until they are very tender and they have lost much of their color.
Line a strainer with some cheesecloth and scoop it into the strainer over a big bowl. Squeeze the juice out of the crab apples and add the crab apples to the compost pile.
Return the liquid to the pan and add sugar (or other sweetener) to taste. Bring back to a simmer to dissolve the sugar and add some water if it’s too strong. If it’s not strong enough, simmer to reduce it until it’s just right.
Serve warm (our favorite way) or chill.