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Orange Spiced Cider

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield Makes 8 cups
Deliciously sweet with a kick of tart flavor, this rich spiced cider has all the flavor elements you want for your next winter party.


  • 1 (64-oz.) bottle apple cider
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 orange, cut into wedges
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dark rum (optional)
  • Garnishes: cinnamon sticks, dried persimmon slices

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a container, discarding solids. Stir in rum, if desired. Garnish, if desired, and serve warm.

Cook's Notes

For a kid-friendly treat, omit the rum.