Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
I canned 18 quarts of apple cidar this last month, for my Salsa Party and maybe hard cidar, later. If found this as a Grandma's Cidar recipe online.
RECIPE FOR APPLE CIDAR WITHOUT A PRESS
8-10 medium sized apples, quartered
1 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
Cover with water and bring to a boil in a pot with a fitting lid--you don't want to lose the liquid.
Boil for one hour.
Turn down and simmer for 2 hours.
Cool (or not). Drain, then mash leftovers in a sieve. Leave over bowl for several hours to continue draining.
Fill jars, wipe tops and screws. Boil lids and put on hot, and screw down.
Put in hot water bath cold, bring to a boil and boil for one hour.
Cool, then use a sharpie on the lids to label.
Yield for one batch~2 quarts.
Some batches give you a LOT of liquid, others don't. If not, you didn't do it wrong--it was the apple's fault.