Recipes and Cooking Hot Spiced Cider 4.3 (13) The expected seasonal spice blend of cinnamon, allspice, and cloves makes this hot drink popular during autumn and winter. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 cup apple cider or apple juice ¼ - ½ cup packed brown sugar 6 stick cinnamon 1 teaspoon whole allspice 1 teaspoon whole cloves Small apple slices Directions In a saucepan combine cider and brown sugar. For spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in double layer of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Add the spice bag to the cider mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the spice bag; discard. Serve cider in mugs with small apple slices, if desired. Makes 8 (about 8-ounce) servings. To Serve in Apple Mugs Cut the tops off of 8 very large apples (about 3 1/2- to 4-inches in diameter). Press 2 1/2-inch ice cream scoop into the cut surface of apple to to form and edge about 1/2 inch thick around the edges of the apples. Use a melon baller to scoop out the center of apples, taking care not to scoop out too close to the bottom and sides of apples. If desired, brush inside "mugs" with lemon juice to prevent browning. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 133 Calories 33g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 133 % Daily Value * Sodium 9mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 33g 12% Vitamin C 2.4mg 12% Calcium 20.2mg 2% 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.