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Hot Spiced Cider

 Hot Spiced Cider
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
20 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice

Directions

  • 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 serving (1 cup) equals 113 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.