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Spiced Apple Cider

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 25 minutes. Recipe by Maureen Callahan, MS, RD, Health Contributing Editor.

Health DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: About 13 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • Lemon rind strips (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 5 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks, halved
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Calvados (apple brandy) or applejack (such as Laird's)
  • Additional cinnamon sticks (optional)

Preparation

1. Bring first 8 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes.

2. Pour mixture through a sieve over a large bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Stir in brandy. Serve in mugs; garnish with additional cinnamon sticks, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 173
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 31mg
  • Calcium: 1mg
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