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       Title: Hot Buttered Cider
  Categories: Alcohol, Hot beverag, Apples
       Yield: 10 servings
  
       7 c  Apple cider OR apple juice
     1/3 c  Brown sugar; packed
            4 stick cinnamon
       1 ts Whole allspice
       1 ts Whole cloves
       1    Lemon peel; cut into strips
   1 1/2 c  Rum
            Butter or margarine
            Thin apple slices
  
   Combine apple cider or apple juice and brown sugar in a large
   saucepan. For spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and lemon
   peel in a 7 inch square of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth. Add spice
   bag to cider mixture. Bring cider mixture to boiling. Reduce heat and
   simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove and discard spice bag. Stir
   in rum. Pour cider mixture into mugs. Float about 1/2 tsp butter or
   margarine on each. Top each serving with one or two thin apple
   slices. Makes about 10 (6-oz) servings.
  
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