Spiced Cider

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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