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Buttered Orange Cider

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

On a cool autumn day, this warm spiced beverage from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana offers comforting flavor. Plus, it simmers in a jiffy. Have some leftover cider? “Use it instead of water when making lemon or orange gelatin,” Edna recommends.


  • 6 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 medium unpeeled navel orange, sliced
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 orange peel strip (3 inches)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cider and orange slices. Place the allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange peel on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Discard spice bag. Ladle cider into mugs; dot with butter mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 267 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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