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Spiced Cider

 Spiced Cider
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
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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: 8-10 servings (about 2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 138 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.