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Cinnamon Spiced Cider

With my first sip of this brisk cider, I know autumn has arrived. It makes the kitchen smell so festive that I serve it during the holidays, too. Transfer it to a slow cooker set on low to keep it warm until the last party guest leaves. —Tina Butler, Royse City, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 quarts apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup Red Hots
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine cider, Red Hots and nutmeg. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather up corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Add to Dutch oven.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to loosen candies. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes or until flavors are blended. Discard spice bag.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 137 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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