I did 1 gallon of Kroger Natural Apple Juice (no Vitamin C) and enough table sugar to get to 1.070. Pitched WY1450. Fermented to 1.036. Bottled. Let carbonate. Pasteurized half and put half in the fridge. That way I can compare the two.
The 5 day Sweet Country Cider was the inspiration for my experiment. I wanted something simple and it looks much closer to your recipe.
I like the KISS approach.