Food: Spiced Apple Cider.

I really love apple cider. I mean love it! And when it is spiced up, it is even better.

I buy local cider. Love supporting local orchards and cider makers. Plus its organic. I could drink this stuff all day long. and I just might. Watch me.

Spiced Apple Cider

Yield 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 orange rind strips
  • 2 lemon rind strips


1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar and next 4 ingredients- through cinnamon sticks and cook 1 minute.

2. Add cider and next 4 ingredients- through lemon rind and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and strain. Enjoy hot!


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One Comment to “Food: Spiced Apple Cider.”

  1. Mmmmm fall in a cup. I feel cozy just looking at your photos of the spiced apple cider!

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