Spiced CiderOct 26 2010 by
Fall is so full of spicy goodness. I love the colors, smells and tastes of a crisp autumn day. Walking my doggie, Leo, at our favorite wooded park, crunching leaves underfoot and coming home to a nice hot cup of spiced cider. Wait, have you seen what’s in those packets of cider you purchase at the store?
I sure don’t want to drink any of that with all the sugar and chemical additives that are in there. Here is an easy recipe for spiced cider without sugar or preservatives and it’s delicious. It’s even really good mixed in with green (or other) tea for added antioxidant benefits.
- 4 cups apple cider
- 8 whole cloves
- ½ tsp whole allspice (about 14 berries)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 orange
- 1 to 2 tbsp raw honey or coconut nectar (optional)
- Put the cider in a heavy saucepan.
- Tie the cloves, allspice and cinnamon in a paper coffee filter and add to the pan.
- Cut the orange into eight slices. Set aside four of the orange slices, add the remaining slices to the pan with the cider. For a sweet cider, add honey.
- Warm the mixture gently over low heat. When hot, pour into mugs and garnish each with an orange slice. Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional info not available at this time.
Store any leftover cider in the fridge for up to 3 days.