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Hot Cider with Orange Twists

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours


2-1/2 quarts

I first tasted a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a frigid evening. It's still a family favorite on a wintry day. —Catherine Allan, Twin Falls, Idaho
Hot Cider with Orange Twists Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 quarts apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 unpeeled fresh orange slices (1/4 inch thick)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • Additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Push two cloves through each orange slice. Push a cinnamon stick through the center of each orange slice; add to cider mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours or until heated through. Discard orange slices, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Stir cider before serving. Use additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks to make orange twist garnishes.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 127 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.

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