Monday, November 9, 2009

My Delicious Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Because my sweet son has recently discovered that all Mulled Cider Recipes are not created equal, I am sharing the recipe that I have used for almost my entire adult life. {Which, just in case you're paying attention, is a substantial amount of time.} I can't remember anymore, where I got this. . . hmmmmm . . . trying . . . no luck. Oh well! Now I get credit for it!

You can add the sugar, or not. I prefer it without.

Mulled Apple Cider
2 quarts sweet apple cider {or apple juice}
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 ~ 3" cinnamon sticks, cracked
15 whole cloves
12 whole allspice
Cinnamon Sticks for garnish

1. Combine cider, sugar, 6 cinnamon sticks, the cloves and allspice in large saucepan. Heat over very low heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved {do not boil}. Remove from heat. Let stand several hours to allow flavor to develop.

2. Strain cider; return to saucepan. Heat just until hot. Serve garnished with cinnamon sticks.

I don't believe I have ever let it stand several hours. I heat and serve. It does develop flavors beautifully over time, though . . . there's no doubt about that.

Enjoy! Enjoy!


  1. I just referenced your mulled cider in my blog three times, I think. And we posted within minutes of eachother. Great minds!

    When I am able to hold both eyes open simultaneously tomorrow, I'll link to this.

  2. yummmmmmmmy. I left you a blog award- go visit!!