Homemade Hot Apple Cider

October 12, 2016

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Nothing tastes better and feels cozier that sipping a fresh mug of hot cider on a cold winter day.

- Prep 5 m

- Cook 10 m

- Ready in 15 m


- 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 (not boiling). Remove the cider from the heat. Remove the spice bundle. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

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