Spiced Cider Recipe
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Spiced Cider Recipe

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I first concocted this beverage years ago for my son on a chilly fall New England day. Now he's grown and in the Navy, but he still enjoys this tangy cider whenever he's home for a visit.—Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson, Lusby, Maryland
Recommended: 28 Slow Cooker Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 8 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 138 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks. Use additional cinnamon sticks for stirrers if desired. Yield: 10 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Spiced Cider in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p6

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ICURN User ID: 1711626 50130
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013


Catpaddle User ID: 1214646 20790
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Made it in a slow cookeron high, then held the temp on low after discarding the cinnamon sticks. It tasted wonderful and made the house smell great to boot!"

elendil User ID: 1434607 25082
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Wonderful! I used apple juice and it turned out great. Thank you for sharing the recipe."

Cookin4MyFam User ID: 4515320 50126
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"Very Delicious. My husband forgot how his mom made it and we found this recipe. Yum! We didn't have cinnamon sticks, but used ground cinnamon. 3 3" sticks equals 1 1/2tsps."

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