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Orange Spiced Cider

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

2 Hours





About the Recipe

Every time I serve this wonderful hot beverage, someone asks for the recipe. Orange juice adds a bit of sweetness and Red Hots are a fun substitute for traditional cinnamon sticks.


  • 4 cups unsweetened apple juice

  • 1 can (12 ounces) orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon Red Hots

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

  • Orange slices, apple slices and cinnamon sticks, optional


In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Place cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen spring to form a bag. Add bag to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Before serving, discard the spice bag and stir cider. If desired, serve with orange slices, apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

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