Star-Anise Spiced Apple Cider

makes two quarts

I tend to make this in small batches, but you can easily double, triple and beyond with this recipe. It can even be prepared in a slow cooker, so check Cuisinart for the directions.

2 quarts fresh pressed apple cider

6 whole star anise

4 whole cinnamon sticks

10 allspice berries

1 orange cut into 1/4-inch thick slices

Add ingredients to a deep pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and let cook 30 minutes. When done, pour
through a fine strainer or sieve. Offer guests a splash of bourbon or rum, if desired.

storage directions: may be kept refrigerated in a tightly sealed container for up to two weeks.