Hot Spiced Cider

Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins

In addition to familiar lemon and cinnamon notes, molasses gives this cider a sweet kick.

Yield: Makes 9 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 163
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 16mg


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 lemon slices, cut in half
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 2 (2-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Garnishes: cinnamon sticks,lemon wedges, whole cloves


  1. Bring cider and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves with a slotted spoon; stir in lemon juice. Garnish, if desired.
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