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Apple Cider Recipe

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If you want to make this into a tea, add 4 large family style tea bags to the recipe.  Serve with Cinnamon sticks.



1 gallon apple cider

111 ounce apricot nectar

2 cups sugar

2 cups orange juice, Valencia tested

4 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed

34 cinnamon sticks

2 teaspoons ground all spice

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cardemon- optional

Garnish: fresh whipped cream, caramel sauce, cinnamon sticks, sliced oranges and lemons, ground cinnamon and nutmeg in shakers.


  1. In large dutch oven, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until guests arrive.
  3. Pour heated cider into crock pot or decorative coffee urn.
  4. Serve with garnishes for serve service.


Can be made ahead and reheated an hour before guests arrive. Keep any leftovers in refrigerator.