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Apple Citrus Cider Recipe

Apple Citrus Cider Recipe

Patricia Aurand of Findlay, Ohio shares her warm, comforting cider with a twist of pineapple and citrus that's just perfect for the season. And this tangy treat will warm hands of all sizes, big or small.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 6 whole allspice
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice, pineapple juice concentrate, sugar and lemon slices. Place the cinnamon sticks, allspice and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan.
  • 2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Discard spice bag. Stir in lemon-lime soda; cook for 4-6 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 158 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.