MAKES: 13 SERVINGS
SERVING SIZE: 6 OUNCE
PREP: 10 MINS
SLOW COOK: 5 HRS TO 6 HRS (LOW) OR 2 1/2 TO 3 HOURS (HIGH)
2 quarts apple cider or apple juice
1 cup orange juice*
1/2 cup lemon juice*
1/4 cup honey
8 inches stick cinnamon, broken
8 whole cloves
3 slices fresh ginger
- In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine cider, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey. Stir to dissolve honey.
- For a spice bag, cut a 6-inch square from a double thickness of 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Place cinnamon, cloves, and ginger in the center of the cloth. Bring the corners together and tie closed with 100%-cotton kitchen string. Add spice bag to slow cooker.
- Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove the spice bag and discard.
From the Test Kitchen
TEST KITCHEN TIP:
If you squeeze fresh oranges and lemons for the juice, use a vegetable peeler to cut several wide strips of peel from the fruit, avoiding the white pith underneath. Add the peel to the spice bag.
Nutrition Facts (Citrus Cider)
Per serving: 89 kcal , 1 mg sodium , 10 g carb. , 7 g sugar