Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mauled Apple Cider

1 gallon apple cider
4 C. orange juice
1 C. sugar – scant
20 whole cloves
5 lady apples
2 cinnamon sticks
Zest of 1 orange, removed in large strips with a vegetable peeler
6 star anise

Press 4 cloves into each lady apple. Place cider, juice, sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, and studded lady apples in a large pot, and warm over medium-low heat. Let steep one and a half hours, without boiling, until aromatic and flavorful. Garnish with star anise.

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