I know I said a while back ago that it was officially fall. I was wrong then. It was 28 degrees when I got up this morning. Now it's fall. And since it is fall, I need apple cider. A nice hot cup of spiced apple cider is so comforting this time of year. I bought a gallon of cider a week or two ago, and it has been patiently waiting in my refrigerator for cooler weather. I will not complain about 80 degrees in October, but it doesn't exactly scream "apple cider time!"
My mom used to make spiced cider with Red Hots when I was a kid. I didn't have the exact recipe, but I bought some red hots and set out to replicate it. How hard could it be? Turns out, not very! I used 2 cups of apple cider and 1/4 cup Red Hots. If that is too spiced for you, you can add more cider as needed. I didn't have any on hand, but I think some cinnamon sticks would be great in this as well.
Simple Cinnamon Spiced Cider
2 cups apple cider
1/4 cup Red Hots
Heat apple cider in small saucepan over medium heat. Add Red Hots. Continue to heat until Red Hots are dissolved, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.