Crockpot Spiced Rum Cider
4 cinnamon sticks, broken
1 teaspoon allspice, whole
1 teaspoon whole cloves
7 cups apple juice
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
margarine or butter
1 cup rum, optional
Tie cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in spice bag or cheesecloth. In
a crockpot, combine spice bag, apple juice, rum and brown sugar.
Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Discard spice
bag. Ladle hot punch into cups; float about 1/2 teaspoon of butter
on top of the cider in each cup.
Yield: 10 servings of 6 ounces each.