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Buttered Orange Cider

 Buttered Orange Cider
On a cool autumn day, this warm spiced beverage from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana offers comforting flavor. Plus, it simmers in a jiffy. Have some leftover cider? “Use it instead of water when making lemon or orange gelatin,” Edna recommends.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 6 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 medium unpeeled navel orange, sliced
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 orange peel strip (3 inches)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large saucepan, combine the cider and orange slices. Place the
  • allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange peel on a double
  • thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with
  • kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan. Bring to a boil over
  • medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
  • Discard spice bag. Ladle cider into mugs; dot with butter mixture.
  • Yield: 6 servings.