Spicy Apple Cider

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 20 whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 (6-ounce) can orange juice
  • ½ cup lemon juice

Add brown sugar, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks to apple cider. Bring mixture to a boil, and reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, and then strain through a thin cloth. Add orange juice and lemon juice to the mixture, and stir.

For a copy of Wildcat Country Cooking, call Hobbton High School at (910) 594-0242.

Additional recipes from Wildcat Country Cooking that appeared originally with this one:
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Big Ol’ Mess
Tom’s BBQ Sauce for Chicken
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