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Nutrition information
Serving size: 1 cup (251 grams)
Servings per recipe: 12
Calories: 80 (5 from fat)
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fat: 0 grams (0 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 0 grams
Sodium: 10 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 21 grams (1 fiber, 18 sugars)

Recipe tip

Have extra allspice to use up? You can also add ground allspice to other hot drinks such as hot chocolate or sprinkle some on vegetables before roasting.

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Spiced apple cider

Pectin, a type of fiber in apple cider, has been shown to keep cholesterol levels down.


12 whole allspice berries
6 whole cloves
2 quarts apple juice (You can also use apple cider.)
1 quart water
3 tea bags (with or without caffeine)
1/4 orange with peel, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon with peel, thinly sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
ground allspice, to taste*


  1. Place whole allspice and whole cloves in a tied cheesecloth packet.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring apple juice or cider, water, tea bags, orange, lemon, cinnamon sticks and cheesecloth packet to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  3. Remove cheesecloth packet, tea bags, and orange and lemon slices. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add ground allspice to taste.* Garnish with slices of lemon or orange.
  5. Serve hot or chilled.

Makes 12 servings

*Option not included in nutrition facts.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Healthy Recipes, nutr-ahc-93462

First published: 03/01/2005
Last updated: 10/29/2013

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department