If all this talk about Hot Apple Cider has made you feel like making a steaming mug of apple cider to sip while you read the book, here are some great recipes:
Helen Harrison's Easy Slow Cooker Apple Cider
4 litre jug of apple cider
1 orange, peel on, sliced thin
a few cinnamin sticks
a few whole cloves
Pour the applecider into your slow cooker. Mine holds about 4 litres. I generally use lo or auto, but if I needed it sooner I might use high for a while and then turn it down. I will often turn it on at the beginning of the day if I am expecting company who might like a hot drink, and leave it simmering most of the day. That keeps it hot, and smelling great in the kitchen. If it's getting used up fast, just add more cider.
Eleanor Shepherd's Simple Slow Cooker Hot Apple Cider
Pour 3-4 litres of apple juice into a crock-pot.
Add a couple of sticks of cinnamon
Add a tea ball filled with 1 teaspoon each of whole allspice and whole cloves
Let it heat in the crock-pot, and serve when heated.
It stays warm for a long time in the crock-pot.
N.J. Lindquist's Spiced Hot Apple Cider
4 cups apple cider
10 whole cloves
10 whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks
a few grains of salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
Put cider in a saucepan with spices and sugar. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Then cover and slowly heat to boiling point (it should take about 30 minutes).
Remove from heat and strain.
Serve in punch bowls with cinnamon sticks as stirrers.
Barb Peel's Studio Tour Apple Cider
3 tins of Allen's apple juice
1 can of water
1/4 cup of sugar
whole cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, all to taste
cinnamon sticks for looks
1 apple and 1 orange sliced paper thin and added
Bring everything to a boil and keep hot to serve.
You can keep the residue for the next day and add of the above to the left over's. (I think it's best the second day.)
For a large crowd, use 9 tins of apple juice and 3 cans of water and all of the above to taste.
Enjoy Hope you have a great time….
Brenda Wood's Hot Apple Cider Crisp
6 large apples, peeled, sliced
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup apple cider
Slice apples into buttered 9×13 baking pan. Sprinkle with apple cider. Mix dry ingredients together and spread over top.
Bake at 350 Degrees F. for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender.
Brenda Wood, Author-Speaker
NEW! Wendy Nelles's Apple Cider Sauce
"I recently visited Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and enjoyed trying Cider Sauce with baked ham at one of the many Amish-style smorgasbords. The waitress told me the sauce was equally good over apple pie, apple crisp, apple dumplings or bread pudding. I have made a similar Cider Raisin Sauce for ham, so I'm including both options."
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Few grains freshly ground nutmeg
1 cup apple cider
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Optional: 1/4 cup raisins
Thoroughly mix the brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan. Stir in the cider.
Bring rapidly to boiling over high heat; stirring constantly with a wire whisk, continue cooking until mixture is thick and clear, about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
If you wish to make an Apple Cider Raisin Sauce, stir in the optional raisins.
Serve warm with baked ham or over apple desserts.
Wendy E. Nelles, co-editor, Hot Apple Cider
Diane Roblin Lee's Hot Apple Cider Sauce
3/4 tbsp. flour mixed with 1 tbsp. melted butter
Add 1 -1/2 cups of prepared apple cider
2 tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
Stir together – boil for a couple of minutes. Serve over bread pudding
Decorate with a couple of cinnamon sticks. (Can be served cold if preferred)
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