Fruity Holiday Cider

  • 1 pear, not too soft
  • 1 orange
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 to 5 whole allspice berries
  • 3 to 5 inches peeled, fresh ginger root, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium stick of cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 gallons apple cider


  1. Pour cider into a heavy pot, and bring it to a simmer.
  2. Stud pear and orange with cloves.
  3. Peel large pieces of rind from the lemon, and twist each piece to release the lemon oil.
  4. Place fruits and spices in your slow cooker, pour a gallon of cider over them, and heat on high heat for a few hours


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