Hot Apple Cider Recipe
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Hot Apple Cider Recipe

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In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches), broken
  • 1 gallon apple cider

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 124 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Fill the filter-lined basket of a large automatic percolator with the brown sugar, cloves, allspice and cinnamon sticks. Prepare as you would coffee according to manufacturer's directions, but substitute cider for water. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Editor's Note: Do not use a drip-style coffee maker for this recipe.
Originally published as Hot Apple Cider in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p12

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"This is delicious! Served it at a party for 16 people, and everyone loved it! Definitely my go-to for hot apple cider. Fortunately, I have a large percolator, but, it could just as easily be made in a slow cooker, dutch oven, or large pot on the stove top."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"I made this for a family gathering using apple cider and everyone loved it. I used less brown sugar than called for."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"I have made this for many years. Just put everything in a Dutch oiven, bring to a boil. Turn heat off and let it steep for as long as you wish. Cool. Very good. Freezes very well."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Sounds great. What if you don't have a coffee percolator?"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Great for a Halloween Party."

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