Monday, October 19, 2009

Buttered Orange Cider

Ah, another fabulous fall recipe to share :) I realize this is my second post of the day... I do have a life, really. I made this tonight for MNF @ our house (for the teens) and it was delish! At first I didn't think it would be so great - but it really is so good and as my obsession goes, makes your house smell amazing! :)

Buttered Orange Cider
6c. apple cider or juice
8 whole allspice
8 whole cloves
1 orange peel strip (about 3 in)
1/4 c. soft butter
1/2 of medium unpeeled navel orange, sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2c. brown sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon

1) In lg saucepan combine cider and orange slices.
2) Place allspice, cloves and cinnamon sticks on double thickness of cheesecloth. Bring corners up and tie or secure with piece of string to form a bag. (spice bag) Add the spice bag to pan. Bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 15-20 mins.
3) In small bowl combine sugar, butter and cinnamon. Discard spice bag. Ladle cider into mugs - dot one spoon full of sugar mix into cider and stir.
*I doubled it and have plenty left over now in the fridge, which I plan on throwing in the crockpot for a tasty treat, again, tomorrow :)


The Sneaky Mommy said...

Oh my--that sounds amazing!!!

Kristi_runwatch said...

this sounds AMAZING! will try, thanks! ;)