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Hot Cider with Orange Twists

I first tasted a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a frigid evening. It's still a family favorite on a wintry day. —Catherine Allan, Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    2-1/2 quarts


  • 2 quarts apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 unpeeled fresh orange slices (1/4 inch thick)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • Additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks


  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Push two cloves through each orange slice. Push a cinnamon stick through the center of each orange slice; add to cider mixture.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours or until heated through. Discard orange slices, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Stir cider before serving. Use additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks to make orange twist garnishes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 127 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.

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  • farrellnm
    Jan 20, 2013

    We make this cider every fall/winter and around Christmas time for family and friends. I always get rave reviews!

  • farrellnm
    Jun 9, 2012

    This is our favorite cider recipe! We make it every winter, and guests always ask for the recipe.