Looking for something a bit different to enjoy this holiday season I started playing with my spices looking to create a nice aromatic apple cider.
Using the flavors of fall is a favorite. I can never get enough of the warm spicy hints of cinnamon and cloves. A natually great compliment to the apple. A few crushed allspice berries was added to round out the flavor.
You can makes this in a large pot on the stove or in a slow cooker.
Spiced Apple Cider
8 cups of apple juice
2/3 cup of brown sugar
4 sticks of cinnamon
8 whole cloves
8 allpice berries – crushed
Place the apple juice into a large pot or slow cooker.
Add the brown sugar and stir to combine.
Add the cinnmon sticks. Put the cloves and the crushed allspice berries onto a small square of cheese cloth. Tie into a bundle and add to the juice.
Bring to a boil to disolve the sugar then turn to low to simmer.
This usually takes about 2 1/2 hours on high in the slow cooker or 20 minutes plus simmering when making it on the stove.
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