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Yes, you can make your own cider at home! It's just the thing for using up a surplus of apples. In this recipe, a food processor substitutes for a traditional press.

Martha Stewart Living, October 2018


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20 mins
4 hrs
Makes about 1 1/2 quarts


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  • Line a large colander with a triple layer of cheesecloth, leaving an overhang of a few inches. Place colander over a large pot.

  • Working in batches in a food processor (don't fill it more than halfway), grind apples to the consistency of thick applesauce, scraping down sides as needed.

  • Transfer applesauce to colander. Once all of applesauce has been added, use overhang of cheesecloth to enclose applesauce; twist to close. Weigh down with a heavy pot, such as a Dutch oven.

  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to overnight. Discard solids.

  • Cider can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 week, or frozen in an airtight container up to 3 months.