Hot mulled apple cider
4 quarts apple cider
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
9 whole cloves
9 whole allspice
4 cinnamon sticks, broken into 1-inch pieces
2 lemons, thinly sliced

Tie cloves, allspice and cinnamon in a cheesecloth bag; place in 5-quarts electric Dutch oven with cider and sugar; simmer 5 minutes. Set control at warm to keep cider hot. Just before serving, remove spice bag and float lemon slices. Serve in mugs.

Makes 16 servings

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