Hot Mulled Cider

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Float a few apple slices and some cinnamon sticks in this warming drink.


Serves 10 to 12

Recipe from


2 qts. apple cider
1 orange, quartered
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves


Combine all ingredients in a 3-quart slow cooker; cover and cook on low setting 2 to 4 hours. Remove orange sections and spices before serving.

Variation: For a different twist, combine one quart apple cider with one quart apricot nectar and add some slices of fresh ginger root to the mix.


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