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Buttered Rum-Spiced Cider

Buttered Rum-Spiced Cider

When the cold winds blow, you'll want this sweet and spicy drink to warm you up!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup rum

Instructions

  1. Heat cider, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks to boiling in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  2. Strain cider mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon sticks if desired.
  3. For each serving, place 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 2 tablespoons rum in mug. Fill with hot cider.

Yield: 6 servings

Crush a couple of butterscotch candies and sprinkle on top of the cider for a pretty - and yummy - garnish.

Variation: Serve a delicious nonalcoholic spiced cider by preparing as directed but omitting the butter, brown sugar and rum.

For the best flavor in this spiced drink, be sure to use butter instead of margarine or spread products.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 275 (Calories from Fat 110 ); Total Fat 12 g (Saturated Fat 7 g); Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 90 mg; Total Carbohydrate 42 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 0g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8 %; Vitamin C 2 %; Calcium 2 %; Iron 6 %

Exchanges: 3 Fruit; 2 Fat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills