Apple Cider- Fall 2009 Catalog

Apple Cider

  • 6 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 1 orange peel, cut into strips
  • 1 lemon peel, cut into strips

Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into large stainless steel saucepan. Place cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in center of a washed square of cheesecloth. Fold up sides if cheesecloth to enclose bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop bundle into cider mixture. Place saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cider is very hot but not boiling. Remove cider from heat. Discard spice bundle. Ladle cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.