Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced Cider Recipe

My mom always made amazing homemade Spiced Cider every winter. The best part about making homemade apple cider is the smell it leaves in your kitchen. Have a few friends over, make a pot of cider, and watch a Holiday movie.

1 gallon apple cider (if you can’t find cider, apple juice will do but just cut down on the added brown sugar)
10 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt

*Bring the cider to boil in a pot. Add the sugar and completely dissolve. Bring the cider down to a simmer and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover the pot and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Simmer longer for more intense flavor.

In case you can’t make it…
Trader Joe’s has one of the best pre-made spiced apple ciders, and its only a little over 100 calories for an 8 oz glass! Try it during the holidays instead of coffee in the morning for some natural inspiration…

Photo Credit: Trader Joes List

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