Simmering fresh apple cider with fresh winter fruits for an hour adds even more fruit flavors. Serve the kids first, then add the optional bourbon or rum for the adults.

Emily Teel



  • Pour cider into a 4- to 5-quart pot. Add pear, orange slices, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. Cover; heat over low 1 hour. Garnish with additional orange slices. If desired, add bourbon or spiced rum. Serves 12.


Nutrition Facts

107 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium. 268 mg potassium; 26 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 22 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 78 IU vitamin a; 18 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 11 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 15 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;