Hot Golden Cider


  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 (12 1/2-ounce) cans apricot nectar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth
  • Scissors
  • String
  • 6-inch-long cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • Caramel-flavored candy stick, optional


  1. In a large saucepan combine apple cider, apricot nectar and brown sugar.
  2. Cut a double thickness of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth into an 8-inch square.
  3. Combine cinnamon and cloves on center of cheesecloth. Bring up corners of cheesecloth and tie with cotton string. Add to saucepan. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove and discard spices.
  5. Serve warm. Garnish with caramel-flavored candy stick, if desired.

Yield: 12 (6-ounce) servings

Nutrition facts per serving: calories: 97, total fat: 0g, saturated fat: 0g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 6mg, carbohydrate: 24g, fiber: 0g, protein: 0g, vitamin A: 16%, vitamin C: 2%, calcium: 1%, iron: 4%