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Hot Cider

I dress up apple cider using lemonade, orange juice, honey and spices for a new version of a classic fall beverage. —Glenna Tooman, Boise, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    18 servings (4-1/2 quarts)


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 1 gallon apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tea bag


  • In a large stockpot, combine the water, allspice, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Return just to a boil. Discard cinnamon stick and tea bag. Stir and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 168 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • ferryal
    Nov 1, 2013

    This is by far the best Hot Cider recipe. I cut the recipe in half & added spiced rum to each cup. Next time I will add a handful of dried cranberries or golden raisins to each mug. The heat from the hot cider will plump them up, but have to remember to serve it with a little spoon so they can be spooned up?..! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us all.

  • tlkeg
    Nov 1, 2012

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    Oct 1, 2012

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    Aug 28, 2012

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  • poolman
    Oct 17, 2010

    This is SO delicious! We make it all the time!

  • TheDix
    Jan 6, 2010

    Have made this twice. Second time I made my own lemonade concentrate with fresh lemon juice, sugar and water--turned out great again!Soothing and warm drink.

  • dlindenf
    Nov 10, 2009

    This recipe had so much flavor! My guests loved it! However, I think I would add less orange juice next time.

  • DiTy1204
    Oct 18, 2009

    This is a wonderful recipe. Great flavor and easy to make. My guests raved about this all night! I put spiced rum and southern comfort on the side for anyone to add if they chose. I am definitely keeping this recipe for entertaining!

  • hrspooner
    Dec 15, 2008

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  • tazmoe
    Nov 30, 2008

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