Products of the Hive

Honey Spiced Cider

Makes 8 servings

  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 24 whole cloves
  • 2 small navel oranges, quartered
  • 7 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 (4-inch) strips lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Combine cider and honey in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the honey dissolves. Push 3 cloves into the rind of each orange quarter. Add to the cider along with the cinnamon sticks, lemon zest and nutmeg. Bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer at the merest bubble for 20 minutes. Remove the fruit and spices with a slotted spoon and discard. Serve hot. Makes 8 servings (about 6 ounces each).


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