Watch your family and friends’ reactions when they walk into your home and smell this cooking on the stove or in the crockpot!
- 2 Quarts fresh apple cider
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar (or 1/4 Cup fresh maple syrup)
- 1 Orange
- 1 Apple
- 2 teaspoons whole cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 15 allspice berries (or 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice)
- Pinch of nutmeg
- cinnamon sticks and small orange slices as garnish
- Dark rum or spiced rum (optional)
Pour the apple cider into a large pot (or crockpot).
Wash, dry, then slice the orange into thin slices, leaving a 1/4 of the orange ready for juicing. Place slices into the apple cider, and squeeze the juice from the 1/4 of orange into the pot.
Wash, dry, then slice the apple into thick slices. Push the whole cloves into the skin of the apple slices, and place into the pot (or just toss both apple slices and cloves separately into the pot for convenience!).
Add the cinnamon sticks, allspice, brown sugar, and nutmeg into the pot and stir well. Heat on low for 10-15 minutes (or place on warm in crockpot for hours!). Serve warm in cups garnished with a fresh cinnamon stick and a small slice of orange.
For an adult version, serve with a shot of dark rum or spiced rum – YUM!