8 cups apple cider or juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Orange slices, optional
In a large saucepan, combine apple cider, brown sugar, orange juice concentrate and salt. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with a string. Add to pan.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Discard spice bag. Stir in vanilla. If desired, serve with orange slices.
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