Orange Spiced Cider

Orange juice adds a bit of sweetness to this wonderful hot beverage, and red-hot candies are a fun substitute for traditional cinnamon sticks.

Yield

8 servings

Ingredients

4 cups unsweetened apple juice
1 can (12 ounces) orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon red-hot candies
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon whole cloves
fresh orange slices and cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

In a 3-quart slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Place cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen spring to form a bag. Add bag to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours or until heated through. Before serving, discarding spice bag and stir cider. Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks if desired.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours

Nutritional Information

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 128 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.

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