Hot Buttered Cider

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 10-12
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Ingredients

  • 8 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4 inches stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • Peel from 1 lemon, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Directions

1. Combine cider and brown sugar in a large saucepan. For a spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and lemon peel in a 6-inch square of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth. Add spice bag to cider mixture. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and discard spice bag.

2. Top each serving with 1/2 teaspoon butter and serve with a cinnamon stick stirrer, if desired.

Make-Ahead Tip: After discarding spice bag, chill cider and reheat to serve. Or, keep prepared cider warm in a crockery cooker on low-heat setting.