Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cooking Up Love for Two -- Apple Knockers

It’s a cold, bitterly cold, December day here in Oklahoma so I thought I’d share this recipe from A Taste for Love, A Romantic Cookbook for Two by Elizabeth M. Harbison and Mary McGowan in hopes of warming you and your loved one up. 

                       Apple Knockers 

1 cinnamon stick
½ tsp whole cloves
1 pinch nutmeg
1 ½ cup apple cider
¼ cup sugar
½ cup orange juice
2 T fresh lemon juice
¼ cup brandy


©   Tie the cinnamon stick, cloves, and nutmeg in a cheesecloth bag.

©   In a small saucepan, bring apple cidar to a simmer over medium-high heat; add the spice bag and simmer for 15 minutes.

©   Stir in the sugar.  Add the orange and lemon juices.  Taste for sweetness and add more sugar if you like.

©   Add brandy and heat thoroughly just before serving.


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