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Hot Apple Cider Recipe

Hot Apple Cider Recipe

In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches), broken
  • 1 gallon apple cider


  • 1. Fill the filter-lined basket of a large automatic percolator with the brown sugar, cloves, allspice and cinnamon sticks. Prepare as you would coffee according to manufacturer's directions, but substitute cider for water. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Do not use a drip-style coffee maker for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 124 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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IslandChickadee User ID: 7611946 215539
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"This is delicious! Served it at a party for 16 people, and everyone loved it! Definitely my go-to for hot apple cider. Fortunately, I have a large percolator, but, it could just as easily be made in a slow cooker, dutch oven, or large pot on the stove top."

DeKay81 User ID: 7512755 7897
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"I made this for a family gathering using apple cider and everyone loved it. I used less brown sugar than called for."

NannyDudley User ID: 131251 6598
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"I have made this for many years. Just put everything in a Dutch oiven, bring to a boil. Turn heat off and let it steep for as long as you wish. Cool. Very good. Freezes very well."

Rhenon User ID: 7779417 7084
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Sounds great. What if you don't have a coffee percolator?"

Janadele User ID: 7087902 2756
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Great for a Halloween Party."

daycaresahm User ID: 957214 8833
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"This is by far, the most delicious hot apple cider recipe ever!!! It is also so easy to make! We just used this recipe recently at a baby shower and had to make two more batches because it was so popular! This is my go-to recipe from now on!!!"

Missionary User ID: 1191169 3748
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"I discovered this little gem of a recipe in a TOH magazine one year and it has been our family's go to recipe for apple cider ever since. I cook weekly meals for a large number of Marines and Sailors stationed overseas and this is very popular with them. The best part of this recipe (besides the taste and smell) is the unbelievable ease of it. Just throw everything into an automatic percolator and you're good to go. Excellent, fuss free, and yummy. Try it; you won't be disappointed.


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