Embrace the Flavors of Autumn with a Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

Oct 17, 2023 | Beverages

Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

As the leaves change color and the air grows crisp, there’s nothing quite like a warm cup of spiced apple cider to embrace the flavors of autumn. This recipe has been passed down through generations in my family, and it holds a special place in my heart.

Spiced Apple Cider


  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg, grated
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


Step 1: Prepare the Spices

Start by gathering the cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, and whole cloves. Grate the nutmeg using a fine grater or spice grinder. The aroma of fresh nutmeg will elevate your cider to a whole new level.

Spices for Spiced Apple Cider

Step 2: Simmer the Cider

In a large pot, combine the apple cider, cinnamon sticks, grated nutmeg, whole cloves, and orange slices. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Let the flavors meld together for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Sweeten with Maple Syrup

After the cider has simmered, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the maple syrup, adjusting the amount to taste. The maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness that complements the natural tartness of the apples.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy

Strain the spiced apple cider to remove the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and orange slices. Pour the warm cider into mugs, garnish with a cinnamon stick or an additional orange slice, if desired, and serve immediately.

Tips and Variations

  • Add a splash of rum or bourbon for a boozy twist.
  • For a more intense flavor, let the cider simmer for a longer duration.
  • Experiment with different spices like star anise, cardamom, or ginger for unique variations.
  • Consider serving the spiced apple cider alongside some freshly baked apple pie or pumpkin bread for a delightful fall treat.

Nutritional Facts

Calories Fat Carbohydrates Protein
150 0g 38g 0g

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