Simply Spiced Apple Cider

Simply Spiced Apple Cider

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 119.6
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 6.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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A healthy version of a classic fall favorite. A healthy version of a classic fall favorite.
Number of Servings: 12


    1 large orange

    3 whole cloves

    3 cups fresh orange juice

    2 quarts unsweetened apple juice or apple cider

    1/4 cup raisins

    1 cinnamon stick


1. Peel the skin from the orange leaving the bitter white pith behind.
2. Stick the cloves into the skin.
3. Squeeze the juice from the orange and add to the orange juice.
4. Place all ingredients into a large nonreactive pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
5. Remove from heat, cover and allow to stand at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve warm or cold.

Makes 12 (1 cup) servings.

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    Very Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    This drink is called Wassel.We usually fix it in the winter months and holidays.
    A member asked what a non-reactive pan was.This would be stainless steel,non-stick or enamel coated cookware.I prefere to fix mine in a crock pot.I usually fix a large batch,strain and store in fridge,micro as desired.
    - 3/28/09

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    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was great! But since I don't like cloves, I did'nt use any. Instead I used 1/2 of a fresly grated Nut meg.And I used golden raisins then finished by following the rest of the recipe. Do let it steep for at least 3 hours. I like it warm or hot mixed with herbal teas. - 4/30/09

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    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    A reactive pan would be aluminum or copper, hope this helps! - 7/15/08

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    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe and Apple Cider. This is a drink that actually
    helps burn fat!
    - 12/16/10

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is not apple cider, it's a very good recipe for wassail. You can add a little brandy to your mug when you're feeling under the weather. Would be interesting to see some member recipes for real mulled cider and hot toddies. Oh, and I make mine in a glass pot. - 12/16/10