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Recipe of the Day: Spiced Apricot Tea

Stay warm with a cup of tea spiced with apricot nectar and cinnamon.
Stay warm with a cup of tea spiced with apricot nectar and cinnamon. Taste of Home

SPICED APRICOT TEA

2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)

10 whole cloves

3 cups water

2-3 individual tea bags

3 cups apricot nectar

2/3 cup sugar; adjust more or less to your taste

1/4 cup lemon juice

Place cinnamon and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spices; tie securely with string.

Place water and spice bag in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; steep, covered, about 5 minutes according to taste. Discard tea and spice bags.

Add remaining ingredients to tea; heat through, stirring to dissolve sugar. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings; 1 cup equals 159 calories, trace fat, 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 41 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 1 gram protein.

Adapted from a recipe from Mary Houchin, of Lebanon, published in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011

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