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Spiced Cider

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  • 5 min prep time
  • 4 hr 5 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 14 servings
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Serve your guests with this flavorful spiced cider made using pineapple-orange juice and apple – a slow-cooked hot drink.

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

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

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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