Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hot Apple Tea

I love when it starts to get a little cooler in the evenings. The leaves will be changing soon, which is my favorite time of the year. So I thought I would throw in this little Hot Apple Tea recipe, just in case your evenings are getting a little bit chilly...

Hot Apple Tea

1/2 gallon apple cider
1/2 gallon strong tea (I usually make my own, only I make it a little stronger than I would normally - but you can buy the tea in the gallon jugs if you want to make this even easier)
1 sliced lemon
1 sliced orange
3 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks
1 Tablespoon whole cloves
1 Tablespoon allspice
Brown sugar (I start with 1/4 cup, stir, taste and add more if I want a sweeter taste)

Put all ingredients in crockpot and stir to mix. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 hours. I usually taste the tea after about 1 1/2 hours so I know if I need to add more brown sugar...

I dip the tea out and into mugs, but I make sure I pour it through a strainer to keep any 'extras' from ending up in my tea. If I'm having company over, I will pour all the tea through a strainer and into a tea pot...Any left over tea can be stored in the frig and heated in the microwave before serving.

Happy Slow Cooking! Enjoy and Hugs!


Kelly said...

Yuuuum, that sounds perfect for fall!

Rena said...

Sounds yummy!

Icy BC said...

This is a great recipe, which I must try, Lilfix! I love drinking hot tea when it's chilly outside also, and this sounds delicious!