Hot Apple Cider


  • 6 cups apple cider
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • 2cinnamon sticks
  • 6whole cloves
  • 6whole allspice berries
  • 1orange peel, cut into strips
  • 1lemon peel, cut into strips
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.


  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.

  • Step 4

    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.

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