Hot Apple Cider - Fresh for the Holidays!

Hot Apple Cider - Fresh for the Holidays!
Blog Writers - Fri Dec 16, 2011 @ 01:48PM
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I can just smell it - hot apple cider--and homemade taboot!  This cider recipe will keep your siblings, cousins, family and friends asking for more all throughout the holiday season....and who knows?  You may just find them asking for some in July as well!  Enjoy this recipe and may your homes be filled with joy this holiday season!

Hot Apple Cider Recipe


  • 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





  1. Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.
  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.
  3. Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.
  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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