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Apple-Pie Spiced Cider

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Season your cider with the same spices you would use in a pie -- cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg -- then heat it up.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 quarts apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 7 whole cinnamon sticks, (6 sticks for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Ground cloves
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup Calvados, or other brandy (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together cider, sugar, spices, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; pour in brandy, if desired. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks.

Cook's Notes

If you'd like, pour in brandy for adults. Add a cinnamon stick to each mug for stirring.

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  • neatonita
    29 JUN, 2011
    this was delicious! if you can get a high quality apple cider (Trader Joe's makes a great Gravenstein one) then you can skip all the spices.
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  • AShadeOfYou
    12 OCT, 2009
    I was just thinking and searching the thing at the same time and date... Haha. That this would be great for Halloween. Adults and kids minus the rum 4 kids.... (^.^)~
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  • t-marie
    15 DEC, 2008
    I used this at a small Christmas gathering of highly accomplished gormet cooks. It was an absolute hit!
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  • Sylviep
    13 OCT, 2008
    Absolutely delicious. Definately a new family favorite, great for any fall or winter occasion. I made this once and since everyone is looking forward to me making this at every occasion, tonight I am going to try this with slices of dried apple for thanksgiving!
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  • vtmel
    29 SEP, 2008
    Mmmm...I can't wait to make this for our halloween party!
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  • TITINES
    11 DEC, 2007
    Extra delicious if you add little pieces of apple or dried apricots
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  • janetsalerno
    11 DEC, 2007
    Pie apple-cider just fabulous. Must have for Christmas holiday drink.
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  • janetsalerno
    11 DEC, 2007
    Pie apple-cider just fabulous. Must have for Christmas holiday drink.
    Reply