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The Best Hot Cider for Fall - it will leave your house smelling amazing
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Delicious Hot Citrus Cider for Fall


Years ago I was introduced to the most delicious hot cider.

I’m not talking about regular apple cider here, don’t set your expectations so low.

I’m talking about a hot citrus cider with a variety of juices and spices.

I’m talking about a hot citrus cider made nice and slow so the aroma fills your entire house.

Are you with me now?

It’s a cold and rainy day as I write this and I know it’s not fall yet for many people but where I live the signs of fall are in full display and I am ready for some hot cider.


The Best Hot Cider for Fall - it will leave your house smelling amazing


I got this recipe something like eight years ago from a friend that was in our church small group at the time.

I knew I needed the recipe after smelling and tasting it so she texted me some photos of the recipe from some cookbook.

Unfortunately this friend now lives a few provinces away and I have no idea what cookbook this was from to give credit where credit is due.

The ingredients are a little more on the complicated side for a cider – as in, it has more than two ingredients. But believe me, it’s worth gathering all the ingredients up so you can smell and drink this deliciousness.

My only complaint is that I haven’t made it enough over the years, but I declare this the year that ends! (My family¬†may end up getting sick of it with how much I plan on making it this year.)


The Best Hot Cider for Fall - it will leave your house smelling amazing


If you have a delicious hot cider recipe I would love to hear it!

Hot Citrus Cider


  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 unpeeled fresh orange slices (1/4 inch thick)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


  • In a slow cooker or pot combine all the ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours or until heated through.
  • Discard oranges, cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Stir and then serve.

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