Hot Cider with Orange Twists

Enjoy a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a winter day.


2 1/2 quarts (10 servings)


2 quarts apple cider or juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 whole cloves
4 unpeeled fresh orange slices (1/4 inch thick)
4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks


In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Push two cloves through each orange slice. Push a cinnamon stick through the center of each orange slice; add to cider mixture.

Cover and cook on low for 2 to 4 hours or until heated through. Discard oranges, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Stir cider before serving. Use additional oranges and cinnamon sticks to make orange twist garnishes.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 127, Trace Fat (Trace Saturated Fat), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 50 mg, Carbohydrate 32 g, Trace Fiber, Trace Protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Fruit.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Catherine Allan, Twin Falls, Idaho

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