1 Gallon Apple Cider 12 Whole Cloves 2 Large Apples (Granny Smith or Rome Beauty), peeled, left whole 2 Cinnamon Sticks Ground Nutmeg
Pour apple cider into large pot. Insert 6 cloves into each apple. Add apples and cinnamon sticks to pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and barely simmer over very low heat 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over low heat before continuing.) Ladle hot cider punch into mugs. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.