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hot cider

 

1 quart sweet cider

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 Cinnamon stick

8 whole cloves

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

1 large lemon, sliced thin

Whole cloves for garnish

 

Combine cider, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, 8 cloves, nutmeg, and ginger in a large saucepan.

Slice the lemon thinly and pick out any seeds.

Reserve 6 slices, and put the rest in the saucepan.

Cook cider over medium heat stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 10 minutes.

Stud the remaining lemon slices with whole cloves.

Strain cider into cups and garnish with studded lemon slices.

 

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