30 Before 30: Hot Apple Cider

by Jessica on December 19, 2011

Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider is classically Christmas. It’s spicy but smooth, takes just a few minutes of preparation and the result? An incredibly smelling house and a sweet sipper that your arriving guests will really appreciate warming up with! It’s not too shabby alongside a few of those Ginger Cookies, either.

Dad and two of his Rotary friends volunteered to work our local Holiday Lights display last week, so to keep warm, he filled a tall thermos full and surprised them with glasses of cider. He also added a bit of rum to the mix… guess you could say that the three of them were definitely in the Holiday Spirit! 😀

Hot Apple Cider 2

Hot Apple Cider


  • 1 gallon 100% apple juice
  • 1/2 gallon pineapple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 clove pieces
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 c Splenda for Baking


Stove Method:

Combine all ingredients in a big pot on the stove and simmer for 2-3 hours.

Crock Pot Method:

Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot and simmer for 2 hours on High. Serve immediately or turn to Low ('Keep Warm’) and leave on all day.

Adapted from: Helen Robinson of Canyon, TX



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