Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hot Spiced Cider: Treasure Box

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Treasure box - hot spiced cider
Over 20 years ago (I cannot believe that is even true, but it is!) my sister Judy made me a Christmas gift of a hand-painted recipe box with hand decorated recipe cards.  Some of the cards were decorated, filled in with recipes, and laminated, and some were decorated and left blank for me to fill in myself.  This recipe comes from her via this treasure box I still keep on my cookbook shelf in my kitchen in a spot of honor and easy access.  I will publish more recipes from her this week because many of the great things found in my recipe box are Christmas gems.

Hot Spiced Cider



  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp whole allspice
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 3 inches long
  • 3 quarts apple cider
  • 1 orange, studded with whole cloves


  1. In a large pot add all ingredients over a low flame.
  2. Simmer ingredients together until the whole house smells good.
Yield: 24 servings

Prep Time: 00:10
Cook time: 00:30


Calories: 82
Total carbs: 21