|1½ teaspoon||Kudzu powder|
|6¼ cup||Apple cider; divided|
|4.00||3" cinnamon sticks|
|1.00 teaspoon||Grated orange rind|
Combine kudzu powder and ¼ cup apple cider, stirring well; set kudzu powder mixture aside.
Combine remaining 6 cups apple cider and next 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring apple cider mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Pour apple cider mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding spices. Return liquid to Dutch oven and bring to a boil.
Add kudzu powder mixture, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture is translucent. Serve hot.
The editors write: "The kudzu powder gives a silky smooth texture without a starchy taste."
From Diane Hoots/Warner Robins, Georgia in _Southern Living 1995 Annual Recipes_. Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House, Inc., 1995. ISBN 0-8487-1453-9. July section, pg. 198. Electronic format by Cathy Harned.
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