Spiced Hot Cider

There has been a jug of cider in my extra refrigerator just waiting to "get spiced"!!  This is my sister Linda's recipe and I remember vividly the aroma the first time I waked into her house and she had this prepared.  It was w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l.  And, it tasted as good as it smelled.  I have made it many times since and we have always enjoyed it.

 You will need:
1 gallon apple cider
1 C. brown sugar
4, 2" cinnamon sticks
2 t. allspice
2 t. whole cloves
1-2  fresh oranges sliced

Combine the first five ingredients in your crock pot or in a large kettle on the stove and set to simmer.
Float the orange slices on top.  Serve hot in mugs.  You may want to garnish with additional cinnamon sticks or cinnamon stick candy.

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