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Mulled Apple Cider

The following recipe and photography was provided by recipe developer and food photographer, Ashley Durand of Plate & Pen.

This Mulled Apple Cider is like the sangria of harvest season!

Made from simmering local apple cider and swimming with fresh apple slices, oranges, cranberries, seasonal spices and just a touch of brandy, get a batch going on the stove and you’ll surely stay warm when the first chill of the year arrives. As a bonus, the aromas that will run throughout your home will act as a natural fall air freshener.

Mulled Apple Cider

I also like to add a handful of black peppercorns to this mulled cider to offset the sweetness and add a little spice, but you could certainly omit them if you like your drinks extra sweet.

What are you waiting for? Let’s cozy up with a mug of mulled cider!

Mulled Apple Cider
Mulled Apple Cider
Cook time:
55min
Prep time:
10min
Total time:
65min

Servings:
2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 gallon honeycrisp apple cider
  • 3 honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen's tri-colored peppercorns or black peppercorns
  • 5 Heinen's cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp. Heinen's all spice
  • 1/2 turbinado sugar or cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup Watershed Distillery apple brandy

Instructions

  1. In a large, deep saucepan, bring the apple cider to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks.
  3. Add the cranberries and turbinado sugar.
  4. Slowly add the orange slices and cubed apples.
  5. Toss in the peppercorns and sprinkle in the pumpkin spice and all spice.
  6. Pour in the apple brandy. Stir the entire mixture to fully incorporate all of the ingredients, then simmer at a low boil for 45 minutes.

Mulled Apple Cider

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