Hot Buttered Cider


To make a hot buttered rum drink, add 1/2 cup rum to this recipe.

Hot Buttered Cider
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 8 cup apple cider or apple juice

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 4 stick cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

  • Peel from 1 lemon, cut into strips

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 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; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and discard spice bag.

  2. Top each serving with 1/2 teaspoon butter and serve with a cinnamon stick stirrer, if desired. Makes 10 to 12 servings.


After discarding spice bag, chill cider and reheat to serve. Or, keep prepared cider warm in a crockery cooker on low-heat setting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
2g Fat
30g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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