“This is like six cider recipes in one.”
8 1-cup servings

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Main Directions: Place whole cider spices in a zip-top plastic bag and give them a firm whack with a rolling pin, mallet or skillet to crush them. Combine cider and sugar in a large saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add crushed spices from plastic bag and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 15 minutes. Strain through sieve, discard solids and serve warm. To keep warm for awhile, transfer to a warm Crockpot.
  2. Citrusy Spiced: Use a vegetable peeler to shave sections of rind from lemon or orange (leaving the white pith behind), and add them to the cider while it simmers.
  3. Apple Cider Nog: After pouring cider into individual cups, top each with a tablespoon of low-fat vanilla ice cream and serve immediately.
  4. Rosemary: Stir in the sprigs of fresh rosemary before the cider begins to boil.
  5. Pomegranate-Vanilla: add vanilla bean before cider begins to boil. Add pomegranate juice at beginning of simmer.
  6. Cranberry-Apple: add cranberry juice or fresh cranberries at beginning of simmer.
  7. Remember to strain after adding additional ingredients per main recipe.

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