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

Martha Stewart Living, November 2003

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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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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Reviews (8)

318 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 128
  • 2 star values: 68
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: Unrated
06/29/2011
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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10/12/2009
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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12/15/2008
I used this at a small Christmas gathering of highly accomplished gormet cooks. It was an absolute hit!
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10/13/2008
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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09/29/2008
Mmmm...I can't wait to make this for our halloween party!
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12/11/2007
Extra delicious if you add little pieces of apple or dried apricots
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12/11/2007
Pie apple-cider just fabulous. Must have for Christmas holiday drink.
Rating: Unrated
12/11/2007
Pie apple-cider just fabulous. Must have for Christmas holiday drink.
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