Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mulled cider in a crockpot

I had a girls' night at my house last Friday, and made this delicious mulled cider. It was the perfect drink for a cool, fall Friday night. 

Mulled cider in a crock pot
Original recipe here from Tasty Kitchen

I N G R E D I E N T S :
1 gallon apple cider
1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. allspice, whole
3 tsp. cloves, whole
4 sticks cinnamon
2 dashes nutmeg (I didn't use)
1 whole orange, cut in half

D I R E C T I O N S:
Pour cider into crock pot. Stir in brown sugar.
In a coffee filter or cheesecloth, place the allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Carefully fold up the coffee filter, making sure none of the spices can fall out. Tie up with butcher's twine and place into the cider. (I used cheesecloth and just tied it with an extra piece of cheese cloth I had cut, because I don't have any kitchen twine).

Slice an orange in half and place sliced side down into the cider. Cover and heat on low for several hours before guests arrive, or can be heated on high for an hour or two until it's hot enough and then turn the heat down to low. 

Keep spice bag and orange halves in the cider the entire time.

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