HIGHLIGHTS

Close
Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

Contests and
Sweeps

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules. 

Most Popular
Articles

Viewed

Hot Buttered Apple Cider Recipe

Cookstr
Course: Beverage
Total Time: Under 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
  • Print
  • Bookmark
  • Recommend
Hot Buttered Apple Cider

Photo by:

Curling up with a good book and a cup of hot cider on a chilly afternoon is the kind of activity that makes cold weather (almost) welcome. This version is spicier than most and will really warm you to the bone.

Yield: Makes 8 Servings

INGREDIENTS
  • 6 quarter-sized slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 6 star anise
  • Four 3-inch-long cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 quart fresh apple cider
  • Calvados or applejack, for serving (optional)
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons

Directions

1. Rinse and squeeze out a 12-inch square of cheesecloth. Wrap the ginger, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, and Sichuan peppercorns in the cheesecloth. Using a piece of kitchen twine, tie it into a packet.

2. Pour the cider in a large nonreactive saucepan and add the spice bundle. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.

3. Ladle the cider into warmed mugs. Add a dry cinnamon stick to each mug, and spike with Calvados. Top each with a pat of butter. Serve hot.


© 2008 Rick Rodgers

Editor's Note

Nutritional information does not include the Calvados or applejack, for serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

159kcal (8%)
13mg (1%)
1mg (2%)
97mcg RAE (3%)
129mg
6mg
0g
12g
0g
14g
31mg (10%)
7mg (0%)
7g (37%)
12g (18%)
0mg (1%)

Discounts & Benefits