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Hot Spiced Cider Recipe

Hot Spiced Cider Recipe

Next time you're entertaining, stir up a batch of this nicely spiced apple cider. The wonderful aroma will make your guests feel welcome on a chilly day. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 gallon apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to the pan. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until flavors are blended (do not boil). Discard spice bag. Yield: 4-1/2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 113 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Reviews for Hot Spiced Cider

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blizzard6 User ID: 2708558 236861
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"Best mulled cider ever. No need to change anything."

Bonito User ID: 1630276 233132
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"with fall upon us tis is seriously awesome - the addition of the maple syrup is so goo."

sjmdam User ID: 4248228 215672
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"everyone ranted and raved about this been making every holiday ever since"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 49004
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"This recipe was okay and very easy to make, I just personally didn't care for the blend of flavors. To me, it was a little too citrusy. Not bad, just not my taste."

dublinlab User ID: 1682119 95757
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"So delicious. Would make again."

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