Friday, May 25, 2007

Hot Buttered Cider

Yield: 10 servings
Recipe by Better Homes and Gardens,

Prep time: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Carbs: 30g

8 cups apple cider or juice
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
4 inches stick cinnamon
1 tsp whole allspice
1 tsp whole cloves
1 small lemon (peel only)
2 tbsp butter
10 cinnamon sticks (optional)
  1. Combine cider and brown sugar in a large saucepan. For a spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and lemon peel in a 6-inch square of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth. Add spice bag to cider mixture. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and discard spice bag.
  2. Top each serving with 1/2 tsp butter and serve with a cinnamon stick stirrer, if desired.
Make ahead tip: After discarding spice bag, chill cider and reheat to serve. Or, keep prepred cider warm in a crockery cooker on low-heat setting.