Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I think this will also work great in a crockpot. Recipe source:Bon Appetit (December 1987)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan bring first 5 ingredients to a simmer (cider - cinnamon stick); cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in lemon juice.
  3. Ladle cider into 8 mugs, floating a cube of butter n top of each and then garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick.


Most Helpful

I took Annacia's lead & left out the butter & used fresh apples (sliced crosswise into rounds)! Also used some raw apple cider for one of this most satisfying hot drinks like this that we've had in quite a while! Definitely a winner! Well worth making again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike November 06, 2011

Made with all the ingredients on the stove in a smaller quantity. This is one of the better apple cider recipes in my opinion. I like the butter on top and the dried fruit makes it have even more of a fallish, winter feeling. You must be careful only to simmer as boiling separates the drink. I may make this again.

UmmBinat November 07, 2010

I made this in a smaller crock pot for Thanksgiving. With two exceptions I made it as ask. My exceptions were to use fresh apple slices as the dried apple was horribly expensive for something that would have been picked out and discarded by these guys and I skipped the butter because so many of the dishes were butter laden. Being hot and not really sweet it was a real delight for slow sipping through the day. Everyone really loved it and ask for it to appear again soon.

Annacia October 12, 2009

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