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Hot Holiday Apple Cider

Hot Holiday Apple Cider

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

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This rosy cider simmers for just 10 minutes, making a great choice for drop-in visitors or last-minute parties. At Burchell's White Hill Farmhouse Inn in Minden, Nebraska, Bob and Linda Ard serve the drink with Christmas cookies.


  • 1 small orange, halved
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 8 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 inches stick cinnamon
  • Christmas cookies (optional)


  1. Push tips of cloves into orange rinds.
  2. In a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven, combine cider, cranberry juice and honey. Add clove-studded orange halves and stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Discard orange halves and cinnamon sticks before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Hot Holiday Apple Cider)

Servings Per Recipe 12, sat. fat (g) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, iron (mg) 1, fiber (g) 0, Potassium (mg) 219, calcium (mg) 20, Fat, total (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, carb. (g) 16, sugar (g) 12, Riboflavin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 40, cal. (kcal) 118, vit. A (IU) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Folate (µg) 4, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 2, Niacin (mg) 0

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