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Hot Rum Tea

Yield about 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 10 cooking apples, peeled
  • 6 lemons
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 10 cup-size tea bags
  • 3/4 cup dark rum
  • Apple slices
  • Lemon slices
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Place apples in a large Dutch oven. Peel and juice lemons; add lemon peel and juice to apples. Stir in water and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Add tea bags; cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, apples, and lemon peel; discard. Stir in rum.

  3. Place fresh apple and lemon slices in mugs; pour tea mixture over fruit. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired. Serve hot.

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