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spiced apple cider

Simple Spiced Apple Cider

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8


This is the simplest way to make spiced apple cider using just a few ingredients with store bought apple cider. Incredibly simple and incredibly tasty.


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 apple slice
  • 5 large cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 10 cloves


  1. Slice an apple width-wise to create a 1/4" thick round apple slice. Pierce the apple slice with the cloves.

  2. Add the apple cider, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and apple slice with cloves to a large saucepan on top of your stove.

  3. Heat the pot on medium low and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American