Mom's Mulled Cider

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Tam D

By
@methodmaven

I fiddled with recipes for several years before finally settling on this combination, and it's been a well-guarded secret. My whole family loves it, and friends often request it. We've even used it for fundraisers. Hot spiced cider is a family tradition -- we just couldn't have Fall and Winter without it. In fact, I have a party-size coffee maker designated just for cider, because my family consumes it by the gallon :) It's warm and fragrant and delicious. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes 1 Gallon
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    whole allspice
  • 2 tsp
    whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 2 stick
    cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    orange peel or zest
  • 1 gal
    apple cider -- not juice

How to Make Mom's Mulled Cider

Step-by-Step

  1. Pour cider into pot. I use a party-sized coffee maker, but you could use a large dutch oven or stock pot.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together and place them in the basket of the coffee maker.

    If you're using a pot on the stove, you can stir in the sugar, then tie up the spices in a piece of cheesecloth. Or just let them float, and strain as you serve.
  3. Plug it in, and let it perk until it's done. The perking time varies from about 20-45 minutes, depending on the pot.
    Or heat to almost boiling, then reduce heat to simmer 30-60 min. Then reduce heat just to keep warm.

    It's ready to enjoy. The flavors get richer and deeper as it stays warm in the pot.
  4. NOTES: You can use either light or dark brown sugar, as you like -- the results are surprisingly different. Try it both ways!

    The recipe is easy to halve or multiply, to fit your needs.

    I make several spice recipes at once and just measure the ingredients right into zip-top sandwich bags. Then I just pop them into the deep freeze for quick prep later during the busy holiday season.

    The mix also makes wonderful home-made gifts -- for a teacher or colleague, for example -- in a decorative cello bag with a festive ribbon!

Printable Recipe Card

About Mom's Mulled Cider

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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