10applesmix of granny smith, gala, and other varieties (1 apple per cup water)
1large navel orange
½cuplight brown sugarmore or less to taste
Wash apples and cut into halves or quarters and set aside. Wash and cut orange Into thick slices.
Add the prepared apples, oranges and spices to the crockpot and fill with 10 cups of water.
Cover and cook on high heat for 3 hours.
Use a potato masher to press the cooked apples and oranges.
Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
Cover and cook for one additional hour. Taste test and adjust brown sugar according to preference.
Strain using a mesh strainer, keeping liquid and discarding solids.
Serve warm or chill overnight for cold cider.
Refrigerator: Store cider in an airtight container for up to a week.Freezer: Cool completely, then transfer to freezer safe containers and freeze for up to 6 months. Be sure to leave about an inch at the top for expansion.