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Spiced Cider Bundles Recipe

Spiced Cider Bundles Recipe

I like to enhance the naturally good taste of hot apple cider with a bundle filled with cloves, allspice, dried orange peel and a cinnamon stick. It really warms you up on a winter day.—Alissa Stehr, Gau-Odernheim, Germany
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • Cheesecloth
  • 24 whole cloves
  • 24 whole allspice
  • 4 teaspoons dried orange peel
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR SPICED CIDER:
  • 8 cups apple cider or juice

Directions

  • 1. Cut eight 6-in. squares of cheesecloth; stack two squares on top of each other to make four stacks.
  • 2. Place 6 cloves, 6 allspice, 1 teaspoon orange peel and 1 cinnamon stick on each stack; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Yield: 4 bundles.
  • 3. To prepare cider: Place cider in a Dutch oven; add one spice bag. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Discard spice bag; ladle cider into mugs. Yield: 8 servings per batch.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 120 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.