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Hot Holiday Cider Recipe

This warming, slightly tart cider is perfect for a holiday open house. It fills the room with a wonderful aroma.—Cindy Tobin, West Bend, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:14 servings


  • 2 quarts apple cider or juice
  • 1 quart cranberry juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves


  • 1. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the cider, juices and sugar. Place the cinnamon sticks, allspice and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place in slow cooker.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag. Serve warm. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 145 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.