Mulled Apple Cider

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The recipe for this Mulled Apple Cider is made with fresh apple juice, orange, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.   This spiced apple cider is warm and cozy and will make your house smell incredible as it simmers on your stovetop.

This healthy Mulled Apple Cider is a cozy winter hot drink made with fresh apple juice, orange, cinnamon, cloves and ginger

Next to hot cocoa, hot apple cider is a popular cold weather drink.  If you’ve ever wondered how to make apple cider – this apple cider drink recipe is a super quick and easy one to make!

This healthy Mulled Apple Cider is a cozy winter hot drink made with fresh apple juice, orange, cinnamon, cloves and ginger

We use fresh apple juice for this hot spiced apple cider, which you can purchase at your local market or health food store, or juice your own using an assortment of apples such as Gala, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, etc.

HOT APPLE CIDER RECIPE

This is a quick and easy apple cider recipe that uses just 5 ingredients!  

  • 1 quart fresh squeezed apple juice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 orange, sliced and quartered (yes keep the outer peel on the slices)
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 6 slices

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CIDER

With this recipe, making apple cider couldn’t be easier.  This fresh apple cider takes about 15-20 minutes start to finish, unless you’re juicing your own apples – in which case, may take an extra 5-7 minutes.

  1. Combine the ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Strain and serve with a quarter slice of the orange and a cinnamon stick.

 

APPLE CIDER BENEFITS

Apples contain potent antioxidant power.  The antioxidant power contained in apples is the second highest level of any other fruit in the U.S.  Cranberries takes first place.  Apples contain quercetin, a potent flavonoid, and pectin which is a valuable source of fiber (which can lower bad LDL cholesterol).  Apples are also a good dietary source of boron which is a mineral that helps build strong bones.  As for ginger, it contains very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds called gingerols.  It boosts the immune system and has a effective antimicrobial and antiviral agent.  Ginger soothes an upset stomach and helps digestion and it improves circulation and it has a blood thinning-effect.

HEALTHY HOT DRINKS

This healthy Mulled Apple Cider is a cozy winter hot drink made with fresh apple juice, orange, cinnamon, cloves and ginger
Yield: 4 - servings

Mulled Apple Cider

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

This Mulled Apple Cider is made with fresh apple juice and has delicate hints of orange, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.  It is warm and cozy and will make your house smell incredible as it simmers on your stovetop.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh squeezed apple juice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 orange, sliced and quartered (yes keep the outer peel on the slices)
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 6 slices

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Strain and serve with a quarter slice of the orange and a cinnamon stick (and your favorite cookie!)
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