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Hot Cider Recipe

Hot Cider Recipe

Field editor Glenna Tooman of Boise, Idaho dresses up apple cider using lemonade, orange juice, honey and spices. "It makes a welcome treat for a party," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 1 gallon apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 individual tea bag


  • 1. In a large stockpot, combine the water, allspice, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Add the remaining ingredients. Return just to a boil. Discard cinnamon stick and tea bag. Stir and serve warm. Yield: 18 servings (4-1/2 quarts).