Spiced Apple Cider

Our family went to a friend’s birthday party a few weeks ago on a cold, chilly afternoon. As we walked into the house, we saw a huge group of kids gathered around something in the kitchen. My first thought was they must be attacking an enormous plate of holiday cookies, but as we got closer I realized that they were all standing in line for hot Apple Cider. We quickly joined the queue. You didn’t even have to taste it to know how good it was going to be. The entire kitchen was filled with the incredible aroma of apple and spices, drawing all the little guests to the stove like an aromatic Pied Piper!

It’s remained pretty cold here in California and I've been brewing up my own pots of cider,
treating everyone to something perfect at this time of year that is sure to warm their
tummies! It doesn’t get much easier to make, so you can enjoy this special treat with your family all winter long.


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Spiced Apple Cider (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 20 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 64 oz Apple Cider
  • 12 cloves
  • 2 Lemons, juiced
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks


1. Place all the ingredients (including the juiced lemon rinds) in
a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
2. Serve (obviously don’t ladle the cloves, cinnamon or lemons into the cups!).
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.