{Fall is here} Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

by Alice Currah on October 9, 2009. Updated October 10, 2009


Fall is in full swing in Seattle and in our household. Last night we put a few logs in our wood stove and made a batch of our favorite spiced hot apple cider. I love this recipe because its simple to make yet so good to drink. And for a grown up version, I poured a shot of spiced rum into my husband’s glass which really made for a a delightful warm Fall type cocktail. Anyway you have it, hot apple cider will warm your bellies with Fall goodness. Enjoy!

Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe


8 cups pressed Apple Juice/Cider (not from concentrate)

1 orange, cut into 1/4″ slices

3 cinnamon sticks

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1 tablespoon cloves

1 inch piece of ginger cut into coin sized slices

1/4 cup brown sugar

*optional spiced Rum


Place all the ingredients into a large pot and bring to boil for 5 minutes.  Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain cider before serving. Enjoy!

*For a Spiked version, add a shot of spiced rum to each glass


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Kate @ Savour Fare October 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm

When we were tailgating in college we used to put cinnamon schnapps in hot apple cider. Mmmmm.


Hannah October 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm

oh, that sounds so perfect!


Nutmeg Nanny October 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm

This looks beyond amazing! I would opt for the spiked version:)


maybelles mom October 9, 2009 at 7:50 pm

i love the adult version. never thought of that. might take it to girls night,


Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen October 10, 2009 at 10:09 am

This is perfect for chilly fall days…which we are not having here in Florida at the moment! BOO!


Amy Johnson October 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Great Blog you have here I will use these recipes. I put some in my link as well for all your viewers


Jennifer October 11, 2009 at 6:17 pm

We’re on the same wavelength—I’m getting ready to post a recipe for mulled apple cider too. Just bought a big jug from apple picking. Nice addition of fresh ginger to yours.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction October 11, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Spiced Apple Cider is one of my all time favorites. Love your recipe – it looks a lot like the one I make every year for Thanksgiving! I just throw all of the ingredients in my crock pot on low, refilling as necessary.


Tokyo Terrace October 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm

This cider looks incredible. I love drinking cider in the fall- I grew up just down the street from a great apple orchard in Minnesota and I looked forward to their apple cider every year. I’ve missed it so much since moving to Japan. I’ve only found apple juice here. *sigh*


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