Hot Cider with Orange Twists Recipe
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Hot Cider with Orange Twists Recipe

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"I first tasted a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a frigid evening," recalls Catherine Allan of Twin Falls, Idaho. "It's still a family favorite on a wintry day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 quarts apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 unpeeled fresh orange slices (1/4 inch thick)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • Additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks

Nutritional Facts

127 calories: 1 cup, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Push two cloves through each orange slice. Push a cinnamon stick through the center of each orange slice; add to cider mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours or until heated through. Discard oranges, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Stir cider before serving. Use additional oranges and cinnamon sticks to make orange twist garnishes. Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Hot Cider with Orange Twists in Quick Cooking December 2000, p56

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"We make this cider every fall/winter and around Christmas time for family and friends. I always get rave reviews!"

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"This is our favorite cider recipe! We make it every winter, and guests always ask for the recipe."

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