Spiced Apple Cider

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
When the temperature drops outside, I like to warm up family and friends with steaming mugs of simple spiced cider. The recipe can easily be doubled for a larger group.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri


  • 6 cups apple cider or juice
  • 8 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 lemon zest strips
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 slices red apple, cored and cut in half


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the apple cider, cinnamon sticks, lemon zest and nutmeg. Insert a clove into each apple slice; add to cider.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute. Discard lemon zest strip. Ladle into mugs.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 95 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.