Spiced Cider

Serve your guests with this flavorful spiced cider made using pineapple-orange juice and apple – a slow-cooked hot drink.

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  • prep time 5 min
  • total time 4 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 14
 

Ingredients

1
container (59 oz) pineapple-orange juice
8
cups apple cider
1
tablespoon honey
1
large orange
2
cinnamon sticks (2 to 3 inch)
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1
slice (1 inch) fresh gingerroot, peeled
7
whole cardamom
2
star anise, if desired
Small pineapple wedges, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart slow cooker, mix pineapple-orange juice, apple cider and honey. Remove outer peel of orange with citrus zester or vegetable peeler. Cut peel into thin 3- to 4-inch-long strips. Add orange peel, cinnamon sticks, cloves, gingerroot, cardamom and star anise to slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours. Before serving, strain cider to remove whole spices. Serve hot. Garnish with pineapple wedges.
  • 1 In 3-quart slow cooker, mix pineapple-orange juice, apple cider and honey. Remove outer peel of orange with citrus zester or vegetable peeler. Cut peel into thin 3- to 4-inch-long strips. Add orange peel, cinnamon sticks, cloves, gingerroot, cardamom and star anise to slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours. Before serving, strain cider to remove whole spices. Serve hot. Garnish with pineapple wedges.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This brewed cider can also be served chilled over ice with a slice of orange in the glass.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
137
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Sodium
27mg
27%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
1/2g
1/2%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Fruit;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.