Warm Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Make A Big Batch And Heat When Needed

Warm Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

What a fun way to serve apple cider—in a hollowed out apple! Kids always love to have dishes they can eat, and this is a fun way to serve get them to eat more fruit. Try visiting an apple orchard with the kids and then making these at home, or serving them for a fun fall party.  You can use the scooped out apple in muffins, an apple crisp, or stir into pancake batter. You can make the cider ahead of time and keep it in the fridge, ready to heat up when you need it.


9 cups apple cider
1 orange, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 lemon, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
1 whole star anise

For Serving:

12 small apples (I used a gala apple)
2 1/4 cups dark rum, for adults
12 cinnamon sticks

  Simmer the cider, orange and lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and anise together in a saucepan over medium low heat for about 20 minutes. 

  Just before serving, cut the top off an apple and using a melon baller, hollow out the apple. Make sure to leave about a 1/4 inch border around the edges and don't dig too close to the bottom of the core or the apple will leak. Make sure not to puncture the sides or the bottom of the apple 

  Ladle the warm cider into the apples and serve with the cinnamon sticks and apple lids.

Makes about 12 servings

Adapted from Bite by Bite

Grab an apple cider and check out even more Golden Delicious apple recipes that will have you feeling fab about fall.

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