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Hot Cider warms you up after a chilly night of Trick or Treating or maybe just walking the dog!  Plus, it smells so wonderful and is incredibly easy to make.

Jug of Fresh Apple Cider (I prefer the unpasteurized kind that's         rather silty, but also needs to be consumed quickly!) 
cheese cloth & string
1 T whole cloves
1 T ground allspice
3 cinnamon sticks

      Optional:
oranges
brown sugar 



Put the cider in a pot on the stove with a low flame.  If you like it extra sweet add a tablespoon of brown sugar.  Fold cheese cloth and cut into a 10" square (approx.) Fill with the spices and tie up into a little satchel. Place in the pot and let it simmer for at least 20 minutes.  

I like to squeeze fresh oranges into my hot cider and I also like to garnish with oranges (and not the cinnamon sticks, they can get bitter or can splinter!)  I love the idea in this picture of pressing cloves into an orange slice.  I'm going to try that on Halloween!