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Citrus Apple Cider

 Citrus Apple Cider
I really enjoy this hot cider because it has a citrus tang unlike other recipes I've tried. Not only do I like the flavor combination, but I love the aroma it adds to my home. —Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1.4 teaspoons whole cloves
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Strain,
  • discarding cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm; garnish with
  • additional cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 5 cups.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 157 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.