This Hot Apple Cider recipe is a favorite as soon as fall temperatures arrive. The scent of apple, cinnamon, and oranges simmering on the stovetop make the house smell amazing, and this lighter version of a classic satisfies every craving for a warm drink on a cold day!
While enjoying this hot apple cider, have a slice of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread. It is the perfect combination.
Lightened Up Hot Apple Cider Recipe
Treat your guests with a cozy (and adorably festive) glass of hot apple cider as they enter your home for the start of unforgettable time together. Apple juice, orange rind, lemon, and cinnamon create the perfectly spiced drink, and at less than 100 calories per serving, you can enjoy it guilt-free.
Where Can I Buy Allspice Berries?
When looking for allspice berries you will want to look for them in the spice aisle of the grocery store. If your store does not carry them, you can also buy it online. The berries can be found at Walmart.com or on Amazon.
Can the Apple Cider Drink be Served Cold?
If you love apple cider and would prefer to have this as a cold apple cider, you certainly can. I would still simmer the ingredients together because this draws the flavors out and combines them. This is how you will get the best tasting apple cider. Once the apple cider has cooled, you can put it in a pitcher or a container.
Ingredients for Spiced Apple Cider
- 100% apple juice
- cinnamon sticks
- allspice berries
- whole cloves
How to Make Hot Apple Cider
In a large pot, add the ingredients and bring it to a boil.
Lower the heat and simmer for about 25 minutes.
To serve, ladle out 6 fluid ounces in each cup.
Hot Apple Cider
- 8 cups 100% apple juice
- 1 large orange thinly sliced
- 1 lemon peel
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 8 allspice berries
- 10 whole cloves
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot, and bring to a boil
- Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes
- To serve, ladle out 6 fluid ounces in each cup