This recipe has made its way through several generations and I’ve passed it on to my own children. My oldest daughter said she’s already gone through three (maybe more) batches this holiday season. I’ve also given it as gifts to friends and neighbors.
Just smelling it as you walk into the house is enough to put you in a holiday frame of mind!
Juice 2 oranges and 2 lemons. Set juice aside to add later
Slice rinds and boil in 6 cups of water with 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 T of cloves, 1 cup sugar (for alternate, see note below). Simmer for an hour.
Add citrus juice and 1 gallon of cider or apple juice. Warm it – don’t boil.
Note: In place of sugar, I use Monk Fruit or Erythritol. You might want to use maple syrup or honey, too.
A hui hou!