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Citrus Cider

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)
Citrus Cider
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

1. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine cider, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey. Stir to dissolve honey.

2. 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.

3. 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 KitchenTest 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 13,
  • cal. (kcal) 89,
  • carb. (g) 10,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • vit. C (mg) 14,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • sodium (mg) 1,
  • Potassium (mg) 230,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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