Hot Spiced Cider III

Next time you're entertaining, stir up a batch of this nicely spiced cider. The wonderful aroma will make your guests feel welcome on a chilly day.

Yield

4 1/2 quarts (20 servings)

Ingredients

1 gallon apple cider or apple juice
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
4 cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice

Directions

In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to the pan. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended (do not boil). Discard spice bag.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 cup) equals 113 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

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