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Hot Spiced Cider

Next time you're entertaining, stir up a batch of this nicely spiced apple cider. The wonderful aroma will make your guests feel welcome on a chilly day. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to the pan. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until flavors are blended (do not boil). Discard spice bag.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 113 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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