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Nothing beats this apple cider recipe on a cold winter day. Enjoy a warm mug of fresh apple cider sweetened with pure maple syrup. Start with only six strips each of the orange and lemon peel, and adjust to taste.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
10 mins
15 mins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.

  • Place cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel, and lemon peel in the center of a square of washed cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture.

  • Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cider is very hot but not boiling.

  • Remove cider from the heat. Discard the spice bundle. Ladle cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 40g; fat 0.1g; sodium 29.4mg. Full Nutrition