Crock Pot Mulled Cider
2 quarts apple cider (our orchard has the BEST)
4 tbs. pure maple syrup (more or less, to taste)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. whole cloves
1 tsp. whole allspice
2-3 inch peeling of lemon rind
Pour all ingredients into a small crock pot:
Heat on high for two hours, or on low for four to five hours.
You can put all the spices in cheesecloth and tie it for easy removal, or use a tea ball for the allspice and cloves.
Or you can throw it all in because you have landscaping to do, and you don't have time to hunt down the tea ball.
Then just fish it out later with a slotted spoon.
The only thing missing is a campfire...and s'mores.
Okay, two things.