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Beetle Cider Mix

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Beetle Cider Mix is spiced flavored mix with fruit mixed. Beetle Cider Mix gets its flavor from spices. Beetle cider mix is used across the globe.
  Oranges 6
  Firmly packed brown sugar 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 12
  Nutmeg 12 Small (Whole)
  Whole allspice 24 Large
  Whole cloves 96

Slice oranges in half crosswise; scoop out pulp leaving 1/8 inch thick rind, and reserve pulp for other uses.
Place orange halves, cut side up, on a wire rack on a baking sheet.
Bake at 250° about 2 hours or until dry and hard.
Let cool.
Pack brown sugar firmly into each orange half, mounding it slightly.
Arrange spices in brown sugar to resemble a beetle, pressing slightly into brown sugar.
Use cinnamon sticks for bodies, nutmegs for heads, allspices for eyes, and cloves for feet.
Cover filled orange halves tightly with plastic wrap; store in refrigerator.

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Beetle Cider Mix Recipe