Spiced Citrus Cider Recipe
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Spiced Citrus Cider Recipe

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What could be better than sipping a tangy cup of this hot cider on a cold winter day? It sure warms the spirits!—Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 5 cups water
  • 4 medium lemons, sliced
  • 4 medium oranges, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 teaspoons whole allspice
  • 3 quarts apple cider
  • 1 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 94 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, lemons, oranges and spices to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Strain and discard fruit and spices. Transfer citrus mixture to a large soup kettle. Stir in the cider and sugar; heat through. Yield: 20 servings (1 gallon.).
Originally published as Spiced Citrus Cider in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p9

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