Each year the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour serves that delicious warm cider. Bet you want to know how to make it.
Not so fast!
BUT I can give you The Pioneer Woman’s recipe and a story about the pioneers of Lanark County or all about the house tour while you sit down and have a cup. To taste the real deal you will have to come on the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour. But don’t try and bribe the homeowners for that recipe– it’s not going to happen– that one is going down to the grave- trust me! Don’t forget you will get a cookie too!
- 12 Servings
- 4 whole Cinnamon Sticks
- 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 8 whole Allspice Berries
- Orange Peel From 1 Orange
- Lemon Peel From 1 Lemon
- 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
- 6 cups Unfiltered (fresh Squeezed Is Great) Apple Juice
- 1/2 cup Dark Rum (optional)
(Adapted from AllRecipes.com.)
Place cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, allspice berries, orange peel, and lemon peel in a medium saucepan. Pour in maple syrup and apple juice, then bring to almost a boil. Reduce the heat to its lowest setting and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and serve in mugs.
(Add a splash of rum for an adults-only version! Yum, yum, yum.)
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