Buttered Orange Cider Recipe

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Buttered Orange Cider Recipe
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Buttered Orange Cider Recipe

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On a cool autumn day, this warm spiced beverage from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana offers comforting flavor. Plus, it simmers in a jiffy. Have some leftover cider? “Use it instead of water when making lemon or orange gelatin,” Edna recommends.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 medium unpeeled navel orange, sliced
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 orange peel strip (3 inches)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the cider and orange slices. Place the allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange peel on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Discard spice bag. Ladle cider into mugs; dot with butter mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Buttered Orange Cider in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 267 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

  • 6 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 medium unpeeled navel orange, sliced
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 orange peel strip (3 inches)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cider and orange slices. Place the allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange peel on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Discard spice bag. Ladle cider into mugs; dot with butter mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Buttered Orange Cider in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p14

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"This is great for a fall gathering. All my guests loved the flavor."

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