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Spiced Apple Cider October 28, 2010

Posted by frizzybaker in Drinks.
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This past weekend, Kevin and I went to a Halloween party with some church friends. This was the only picture of the party I managed to find…

Scary costume huh?!

I didn’t have time to bake my pumpkin spice muffins so I made a drink instead: warm apple cider. I did not make my own apple cider but purchased raw organic cider from the fresh market. I didn’t have time to take a ton of pictures (we were running late, of course) but it came in a HUGE glass jar-type container and had apple stuff at the bottom. It was yummy!

But this is the perfect drink to warm you and your loved one up (even if they are in a scary costume ;)) during a chilly fall night.

Ingredients

  • 12 (approx 96oz) cups organic apple cider Make sure your crock pot can hold that much liquid! I have a 4-5 quart crock pot
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup (I use Medium Amber Grade A)
  • 6 shakes of ground cinnamon
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 12 whole allspice berries
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Directions

    Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a 4-5 quart crock pot. Do your cinnamon shakes and stir in.  Add sliced orange and lemon to cider. Wrap the cloves and allspice berries in a coffee filter and tie it up with a tea bag string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture. Cook on high for at least 1 hour. I like to let mine simmer on high for 2 hours. Discard the fruit (or eat it!) at 1 hour. If left in longer, the cider may turn too sour. Discard the spice bundle at 2 hours or your cider may become too bitter. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

    #1. Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a 4-5 quart crock pot. Do your cinnamon shakes and stir in. You can also use fresh cinnamon sticks; simply add them as apart of the “spice bundle” in step #3.

    #2. Add sliced orange and lemon to cider.

    #3. Wrap the cloves and allspice berries in a coffee filter and tie it up with a tea bag string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture.

    #4. Cook on high for at least 1 hour. I like to let mine simmer on high for 2 hours. Discard the fruit (or eat it!) at 1 hour. If left in longer, the cider may turn too sour.

    #5. Discard the spice bundle at 2 hours or your cider may become too bitter. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

    P.S. Since my pictures did not turn out well, I wanted to leave you with one good picture I “borrowed” from www.allrecipies.com (a site I frequent for good recipes :))

    ENJOY!

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    Comments»

    1. Liz Smothers - October 31, 2010

    Look at what a Sally-homemaker you have become Megan! All your recipes look DELICIOUS =)

    frizzybaker - November 1, 2010

    You should give some of them a try!! I’d love to haer how they turn out for you 🙂


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