Jeanette Harmel of Tomah submitted this cider recipe, which is perfect on a chilly fall afternoon.
- 2 quarts apple cider
- 1 quart water
- 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
- 12 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves, crushed
- 2 tablespoons whole allspice
- 2 oranges, sliced
In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients except the orange slices. Heat thoroughly, but do not boil. Add most of the orange slices, reserving a few to use as garnish. Serve warm.
“Instead of using a saucepan, I use a large coffee pot to make this cider. Put all the spices in the basket and perk the cider and water like coffee,” says Jeanette.