What could be better than sipping a tangy cup of this hot cider on a cold winter day? It sure warms the spirits!—Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 5 cups water
- 4 medium lemons, sliced
- 4 medium oranges, sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
- 2 teaspoons whole allspice
- 3 quarts apple cider
- 1 cup sugar
- In a large saucepan, bring the water, lemons, oranges and spices to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
- Strain and discard fruit and spices. Transfer citrus mixture to a large soup kettle. Stir in the cider and sugar; heat through. Yield: 20 servings (1 gallon.).
Originally published as Spiced Citrus Cider in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p9