Healthy Hot Maple-Apple Cider

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This hot apple cider is perfect for any chilly night.

Homemade apple cider is not only easy to prepare at home, but it is also healthier. Naturally sweetened with apples and a little extra flavor added with nutrient rich maple syrup, this drink is the perfect thing to warm a chilly fall evening. Enjoy this healthy non-alcoholic drink as soon as the leaves begin to change and throughout the entire holiday season.

Finding the perfect apple cider drink is a tough challenge, especially when there are so many convenient solutions at the local market. Unfortunately, these drinks are sometimes filled with preservatives. Making this hot maple apple cider at home means you get the rich taste of a maple cider, but there is no need to worry about any unhealthy ingredients. It is the perfect alternative to coffee and tea during the height of the apple picking season. Using fresh apples you picked yourself makes this drink even more of a treat.

If you enjoy this beverage, try one of our other drink recipes here.

Looking for something to do with this year’s abundant apple crop? Give one of our recipes a whirl!

This recipe has been contributed by Nancy Lopez-McHugh: a food writer, photographer, and author of “Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger’s Guide to Better Photos”. Her award winning blog, Spicie Foodie, is where she showcases her passion for healthy, fresh and delicious recipes. She is a firm believer of fulling the body with healthy, clean and unprocessed foods. Join Nancy on Facebook for more tasty recipes.

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Healthy Hot Maple-Apple Cider

Nothing beats the smell and taste of a hot cider beverage in the cold months and this nutritious maple-apple cider beats them all with its unique flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Yield 3 cups
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Drinks
Cuisine Universal


  • 1 3/4 pound sweet apples organic
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup all natural organic
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Clean and cut the apples into wedges, remove core and seeds. Place the apple wedges, cinnamon stick, and maple syrup into a deep pot. Pour enough water to cover the apples by 1 inch (2.5 cm). Partially cover the pot and simmer for 2 hours -at which time the apples should be completely broken down.
  • Pour through a fine sieve or cheesecloth. Serve warm or if consuming later allow to cool before storing in the refrigerator.


If concerned about pesticides use organic apples otherwise you can peel them first before using for safe results.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.3g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27.1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Gluten-Free, Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based

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  1. Yum! This is a wonderful and healthy recipe! Thanks!
    Please use organic apples only! Apples are the #1 worst offender for pesticide residuals even when washed and peeled.

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