One of my favorite memories from growing up is heading over to our grandma’s house for Christmas dinner.
Her house seriously smelled amazing!
On Christmas morning she would whip up a pot of this spiced cider and let it simmer all day long.
I loved being in her kitchen and sampling all her amazing food- she is an incredible cook!
I recently made a huge pot of this for my family and my dad happened to stop by- as soon as he walked in, he knew that his mom’s cider was simmering on the stove.
I love how something as simple as a smell can bring back so many happy memories!
So, if you are like me and are just trying to endure the cold winter, whip up a batch of this warm cider.
I promise that it will instantly put you in a good mood.
Be sure to check out our other Apple Cider recipes:
Grandma’s Warm Spiced Cider Recipe
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 3 whole cinnamon sticks
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 gallon apple cider
- Dump cider into a large stock pot. Place on the stove over low heat.
- Place salt, spices, and brown sugar on a square of clean cheesecloth (or any clean thin cotton fabric). Pull up edges and tie with a string to form a bag. Place bag in the cider and simmer for at least 20 minutes (but you can let it simmer for a couple hours- that's what makes your house smell really good!).
- If you cook this in a crock pot, cook on low for about 2-3 hours, then keep warm.
- Refrigerate leftovers and reheat as needed.