Spiced Apple Cider

Well I guess I didn’t have any tricks for you this week – only treats.   Hope you don’t mind!

We have enjoyed a gorgeous fall here in the Northwest – the leaves are beautiful and we have been able to enjoy it extra long this year because we haven’t had any rain yet!  But that is about to change – the rains are headed in today,  just in time for Halloween.

I grew up in Wisconsin and often went trick or treating in the snow – it would make me so mad because I’d have to wear my winter coat over my costume and no one could even see how cute I was!!

Here in the Northwest we have to do the same thing – although it’s not snow but rain we are dealing with. When we plan costumes you always plan for wearing warm clothes underneath or a coat over the top!  Looks like raincoats may be in order tonight!

When those wet, cold and tired trick or treaters come home you will want to warm them up with a little spiced apple cider.

I think this may be one of my most requested recipes by my family and friends.  It is so good.  The trick I have found to really good spiced apple cider is to let it brew for as long as possible.  The longer it brews the deeper the flavor.

I serve this yearly at my holiday customer open house, my team breakfast and just about every party I have at my house during the fall/winter season.  Just last week one of my boys called asking for the recipe.  He was having a group date carving pumpkins and he was in charge of the cider.

What’s your favorite warm beverage to drink?

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Spiced Apple Cider


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 1/2 C orange juice
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sicks
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 12 whole allspice


  • Mix together and bring to a boil
  • Simmer at least 30 minutes
  • The longer it simmers, the better it gets
  • As it brews longer it will form a "sludge" at the bottom of the pan - I just add more cider, let it brew a while longer and you are good to go!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Katie says

    I was wondering what All Spice is and where you can get it. I would love to make this recipe! I found your blog through my cousin who I guess is friends with your son at BYU. I love it!

  2. says

    Katie »
    I am so glad you found my blog. How fun that we have a connection. Allspice can be found in with all the other spices at the grocery store.. It is a smalll, round little ball shape. Enjoy the cider!! I am in Utah right now having a great time with my kids!

  3. says

    One of my favorite things about fall is warm spiced cider, but it never tastes the same when I make it at home. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  4. Tamara Reber says

    Thanks Leigh Anne for this great recipe. I KNOW you are enjoying your time with Logan, Clark, and Cali in Utah. They truly are blessed to have you as their mother. HUGS!

  5. Cherilyn says

    Leigh Anne!
    Hope you had fun with the kids (and gave Cali a hug for me!). Cider is Mitch’s favorite ~ can’t wait to give it a try!

  6. Lindsey says

    Leigh Anne,
    I’m having a holiday party next weekend and am definitely making this (along with one of your cookie recipes, haven’t decided which yet). I’m looking forward to my tiny apartment being filled with the smell of cider!

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