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Pear Cider

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours


20 servings (3-3/4 quarts)

A wonderful alternative to traditional apple cider, our perfectly spiced, pear-flavored beverage will warm you from head to toe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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  • 12 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 4 cups pear nectar
  • 8 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine juice and nectar. Place the cinnamon sticks, allspice and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Place in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low until heated through, 3-4 hours. Discard spice bag. Serve warm cider in mugs.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 100 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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