Spiced Apple Cider

15 Jan

I recently had a hankering for some delicious apple cider and this recipe fit the bill! Just pop the ingredients in a crock pot and a few hours later, you have a nice, warm, wintery treat. The orange and spices infuse perfectly and create an amazing drink that’s great for a snowy day indoors. Yes, we actually had one of those in Texas!

The only change I made to the original recipe is using slices of fresh ginger rather than ground ginger. Just a personal preference : )

Spiced Apple Cider

2 quarts apple cider (should be right by the apple juice)
¼ cup brown sugar
4 slices fresh ginger
1 whole orange – unpeeled and cut into wedges
2 whole cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole cloves
1 piece cheesecloth (Small Square)

Tie up cinnamon sticks, cloves, and slices of ginger into cheesecloth.

Add apple cider and all other ingredients into crock pot. Cover and simmer on low.

Cider will be ready in about 3 hours, but can continue simmering on low. Remove cheescloth bag and orange wedges, and serve! (This recipe yields approximately 10 – 12 servings.)

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and reheated.

Source: Slightly adapted from Heidi at Tasty Kitchen


One Response to “Spiced Apple Cider”

  1. ferris January 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Sounds good except the real warmth comes from adding a good spiced rum or brandy. Nice thing you have going here girl!
    Love you, your favorite uncle
    I know a little about snow,cold and drinks.

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