Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced Apple Cider
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  1. 8 cups apple juice
  2. 1 medium apple, sliced
  3. 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  4. 1/4 cup honey
  5. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  6. 3 cardamom pods
  7. 3 whole allspice berries
  8. 3 whole cloves
  9. 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into 1-inch pieces
  10. 1 star anise
  11. Peel of 1 orange
  12. Peel of 1 lemon
  13. 1 recipe Baked Apple Chips
  1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, combine the apple juice, apple slices, vanilla bean, honey, and maple syrup. In a sachet bag or a piece of cheesecloth, combine the cardamom pods, allspice berries, cloves, cinnamon stick pieces, anise, and orange and lemon peels. If using cheesecloth, tie it into a bundle using kitchen twine.
  2. Place the spice bag into the juice mixture, and cook for 10 minutes, until hot but not boiling. Remove cider from heat, and discard spice bag. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1 week. Garnish with Baked Apple Chips, if desired.
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From “Tempting Apple Dishes” in the September/October 2009 issue of Victoria magazine.

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