I’d say there are two scents that greet you with “happy holidays!” when you walk inside someone’s winter home: Fresh pine and simmering apple cider. Apple cider can take many forms. It’s tasty plain, but you can spice it up a bit, and spike it up as well, for a little extra holiday cheer.
For a non-alcoholic version, omit the applejack and schnapps and add 2 tablespoons cinnamon-flavored syrup, such as Torani brand.
4 cups apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
5 whole cloves
1/2 cup apple brandy
2 tablespoons cinnamon schnapps
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Bring apple cider, cinnamon stick and cloves to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add applejack and schnapps. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve hot.
Nutrition per serving: 143 calories; 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0g mono unsaturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 0 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C.
1 1/2 carbohydrate servings
Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit.
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