I have never had hot apple cider – I’ve had normal cider, but this is one the kids can drink as well cos it has no alcohol! These warm, tasty drinks will keep them from bouncing off the walls, as well as heat them up after a crisp Autumn evening.
1 gallon apple cider (look for something with as few ingredients as possible)
2 dozen cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
Heat the oven to 350º. Stud the oranges with the cloves (press the pointy ends into the orange skins). Bake oranges until the skins turn brown.
Combine all the ingredients, including the studded oranges, in a large pot. Bring the cider to a simmer over medium heat. You need to cook for at least 5 minutes, then keep warm on low heat.
Discard oranges before serving.
Use the cinnamon sticks as a garnish.
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