Hot Cinnamon Cider

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”18 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ] [ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””] [ingredients-left] 4 cups (1 quart) apple cider 1 cup

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”18 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

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  • 4 cups (1 quart) apple cider
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 12 whole allspice berries

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[ingredients-right]

  • 4 cinnamon sticks, each 3 inches long
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 small red apple, cored and cut into wedges

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”23 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a medium-size saucepan, bring the cider, orange juice, honey, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, and orange rind to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add apple wedges and simmer for 3 minutes more.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Strain through a tea strainer or a sieve lined with 100% cotton cheesecloth into a large heat-proof pitcher. Carefully pour in cider. Stir gently. [/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

Hot Cinnamon-Cranberry Cider
Prepare as for Hot Cinnamon Cider, substituting 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail for 2 cups of the apple cider.

[nutrition-info calories=”208″ calories_fat=”” fat=”1g” sat_fat=”0g” choles=”0mg” sodium=”7mg” carbs=”52g” sugars=”” protein=”1g” fiber=”1g”]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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