We usually make this apple cider in a big pot for Thanksgiving dinner, but obviously it would be good for any family dinner get together during this season. The easiest way to make this, I found, is in a crock pot, just let it simmer and keep your drink hot all night.
This recipe came from one of Ryan’s aunts. A few years ago, Ryan’s cousins came over for dinner one night after Thanksgiving and brought over some apple cider in a thermos. It was delicious! Ever since then, we’ve made the same recipe every Thanksgiving. It is a super simple recipe, using bottled apple cider instead of cooking down a basket of apples yourself, so it will be ready in just a pinch. And amidst all the holiday craziness, a simple recipe is just the thing to ease your mind.
If you have left over, and you should make extra just so you can have some left over, store it in the fridge and serve it for breakfast the next day. It is so good when cold too! Have a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! I’ll be back in a couple days with some more baked goods! 🙂
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 5 whole cloves
- 4 pineapple rings
- Put all ingredients into a large pot, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and serve hot.
- You can also cook this in a crock pot to keep the drink hot all night. First set the crock pot on high to bring the cider to a boil, then put it on warm setting. This will keep the cider piping hot throughout dinner.