Hot Cider with Apple Brandy & Spices

Hot Cider with Apple Brandy & Spices

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

A natural, cloudy apple cider is delicious for this exotically spicy and aromatic winter warmer, but if you desire a sparkling-clear drink, apple juice can be substituted. Calvados, which is a French apple brandy, adds richness. If you wish to omit it, just add more cider or juice.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 8 cups apple cider, or apple juice
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice berries
  • 4 whole cardamom seeds
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup Calvados, or brandy


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  1. Combine cider or juice, cloves, allspice, cardamom and cinnamon sticks in a large saucepan. Simmer for 20 minutes; strain out spices and stir in Calvados or brandy. Serve very hot in heavy mugs.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 184 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 0 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 1 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit

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