Apple Cider

2 quarts bottle apple cider or juice, not unfiltered
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 square (8 inches) double-thickness cheesecloth
8 allspice berries
4 cinnamon sticks, broken into halves
12 whole cloves
1 large orange

Combine apple cider and brown sugar in slow cooker. Rinse cheesecloth; squeeze out water. Wrap allspice berries and cinnamon stick halves in cheesecloth; tie securely with cotton string or strip of cheesecloth.

Stick cloves randomly into orange; cut orange into quarters. Place spice bag and orange quarters in juice mixture.

Cover and cook on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Once cooked, cider may be turned to LOW and kept warm up to 3 hours. Discard spice bag and orange quarters; ladle cider into mugs.

Makes 10 servings.

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