Spiced Hot Apple Cider



  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 Stemilt apple, thinly sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6-8 whole cloves
  • 2-3 allspice berries or 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • Optional garnishes: apple slices, orange slices, whole cinnamon sticks, whipped cream

Fresh Stemilt apples combine with cider, citrus, and fall spices in this spiced hot apple cider recipe. A great beverage to enjoy during the holiday season!

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  • Yield
    8 servings
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  • Cuisine
    European, American
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  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot on the stove or in a slow cooker.

For stovetop:

  1. If using your stove, bring the cider to a boil in a large pot over high heat, then reduce to the lowest heat and allow it to gently cook for 30 to 40 minutes for the flavors to come together.

For slow cooker:

  1. For an easy slow cooker method, combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker. Set the slow cooker on high heat and cover. Leave it on high for at least one hour, or up to two hours. Reduce to the lowest heat setting to keep warm for up to 4 hours.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 125
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37 g
  • Sugar Content: 26 g
  • Sodium Content: 26 g