This is one of my most favorite Fall beverages. The Fall pint jar glasses came from Dollar General for $1.50 each! Not only is this drink delicious, but while it simmers on the stove top your house will smell wonderful. You can also add the ingredients to your slow cooker set to warm or low for a few hours. Simmer up a batch of this spiced apple cider and enjoy the Fall season!
1/2 gallon apple cider
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
8 - 10 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
8 - 10 allspice berries or 1/2 t. ground allspice
1/8 t. ground nutmeg
In a large crock pot or 4 quart Dutch oven, combine apple cider, brown sugar and orange juice.
In a piece of cheesecloth or a coffee filter, add the spices and tie with a piece of baker's twine. Place spices into cider.
Cover and let simmer on low heat for 3 - 4 hours until cider is hot and fragrant.
To serve ladle into mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple slice.