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Spiced Hot Apple Cider

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours

Makes

10 servings (3/4 cup each)

During cool-weather season, my husband and I take this soul-warming drink outside by the fire pit. Our house smells amazing while the cider is simmering! —Lisa Bynum, Brandon, Mississippi
Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 piece fresh gingerroot (about 1 inch), thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 quarts apple cider or juice
  • Rum, optional

Directions

  1. Place first five ingredients on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spice mixture; tie securely with string.
  2. Place cider and spice bag in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, to allow flavors to blend, 2-3 hours. Discard spice bag. If desired, stir in rum.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without rum): 96 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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