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Hot Apple Cider

November 5, 2013


Hard to believe but the holiday season is already here and this hot apple cider is a great accessory to any meal.


Number of Servings



Preparation Time

15 min



6 cups apple cider 
1/4 cup real maple syrup 
2 cinnamon sticks 
6 whole cloves 6 whole allspice berries 
1 orange peel, cut into strips 1 lemon peel, cut into strips



Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture. Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling. Remove the cider from the heat. Discard the spice bundle. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.