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Spiced Pear Cider

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 3 hrs
Yield Makes 8 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
If the weather is predicted to be warmer than usual, prepare this a day in advance, and chill. Serve it over crushed ice.

Ingredients

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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 125
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 32.1 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 3 mg
  • calcium 26 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place allspice, cloves, and cinnamon in the center of a coffee filter or an 8-inch square of cheesecloth. Gather edges into a sack, and tie sack with a small piece of kitchen string. Combine spice sack, pear juice, and pear nectar in a 3-quart slow cooker. Cover with lid, and cook on LOW 3 hours.

  2. Throw away the spice bag. Serve hot.

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