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Fall Harvest Hot Apple Pomegranate Cider



Core the apples, persimmons and pears and cut into quarters. Leave the skin on

Cut the orange into slices

Pop all of the fruit, along with the water, cinnamon sticks and mulling spices (tie these into some cheese cloth so that they are easily removed), into the slow cooker. Set on low for 8 hours

Once cooked, remove the cinnamon sticks, the mulling spices and as much of the fruit as possible

Pour the remaining liquid into a blender (I do this in 2 batches), blend, and then pour through a fine mesh sieve (I actually used a nut milk bag), into a clean container

Pour the cider back into the slow cooker, and set to keep warm

Serve warm, and use some honey or maple syrup to sweeten if required. Garnish with some orange and apple slices and some pomegranate arils to make it pretty (optional)


Remember to tie the mulling spices into a little square of cheese-cloth to make it easily removed. If you don't have any, that's fine - just be sure to use a super fine mesh sieve to get all the 'bits' out of the cider

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