Hot Apple Cider With Cinnamon, All Spice and Orange

When the thermometer reads 15 below zero in January, hot apple cider is sure to be a hit.

Flavored with cinnamon, all-spice and orange, this recipe for hot apple cider is sure to please young and old alike.

2 bottles of apple juice (46 ounce bottles or thereabouts)
3 cinnamon sticks
8 dried all-spice berries
1 orange

Half an hour before your guests will be arriving (or a half hour before you want hot apple cider to drink), pour the bottles of apple juice into a large kettle. Add the cinnamon sticks and all-spice berries. Slice up the orange, peeling and all, and put into the kettle with the other ingredients.

Heat on a medium setting until the mixture is just starting to simmer and then turn down on low and leave the burner on low to keep the cider hot. Makes approximately 12 servings.