I served this yesterday at our family holiday get together, and it was a huge hit. It smelled spectacular, and everyone loved it. I used 1/2 of the amount of cranberry juice that it called for and it was great. I added the rind from 1 large orange while it was simmering, then strained it out after the 1/2 hour of simmering. I also added a bunch of those redhot candies. It was delicious!!! I will make it again next year!
I've made this twice now. The first time, I omitted the cranberry juice. The spices were sooo overwhelming. The second time, I included the cranberry juice and cut down all the spices in half except the cinnamon. They were still too overwhelming. Gonna give up on this recipe because a friend of mine makes cider that I love, so I'll just ask for her recipe instead.
Very tasty!! and super easy! even better with shot of rum per mug ;)
This was easy and delicious! I loved not having to put in the whole spices and just use the ground. I did use 2 teaspoons cinnamon, but only 1 of the other spices and it turned out perfectly! I did the whole thing in my crockpot and after 2 hours it was hot and delicious!!!
I made this for our downtown's holiday tree lighting event. I ending up making about 4 gallons and it was gone quick. Made my whole store smell like Christmas. I doubled the recipe (with the cranberry) and it was fantastic.
I made this apple cider for my family at Christmas and we all really liked it. I think I will decrease each spice by 1/4 to 1/2 tsp next time as I found them a bit overpowering. Great recipe though - definitely a keeper!
I looked all over the place for a recipe that looked good. This did not disappoint me at all. It is fantastic! & it makes you house smell better than any candle you could buy. Thank you
WOW! This is wonderful. I made this for brunch today (Thanksgiving Day) and it was a big hit. The orange hint of flavor is wonderful. I also left out the cranberry juice simply because I didn't have any on hand. I'll definitely make this again!
WOW!!! This is sooo good, I'll be making it more this winter than I will coffee! The only thing I did different was to add some whipped cream on the top. Thanks bunches!
This is fabulous Apple Cider! I left out the cranberry juice and nobody noticed. I put everything in the crockpot all at once and then served it several hours later. Thanks for the great recipe!