Spiced Pear Cider

Spiced Pear CiderRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Triple this recipe for a crowd. If warm weather is predicted, prepare it a day in advance and chill. Serve it over crushed ice.


Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


16 whole allspice berries
8 whole cloves
4 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
6 cups unsweetened pear juice
2 cups pear nectar


Place allspice, cloves and cinnamon sticks in the conter of a coffee filter or an 8-inch square of cheesecloth. Gather edges and tie with a small piece of kitchen string. Combine spice bag, pear juice and pear nectar in a 3-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting 3 hours. Remove and discard spice bag. Serve hot. Makes 8 cups.