The Pioneer Woman’s Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Today I’m sharing The Pioneer Woman’s Mulled Apple Cider Recipe, perfect for the fall, holidays, or a cozy treat on a cold day.

The Pioneer Woman's Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

I always love it when I’m done with Christmas shopping, and I get to sit down and enjoy a cup of mulled apple cider. This The Pioneer Woman’s Mulled Apple Cider Recipe is amazing, and it’s so yummy to serve to company!

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Here’s a little excerpt from Ree, summing up what the book is about. Quite honestly, it’s more than a holiday book, because most recipes could be made almost any day of the week. I like that.

There’s nothing more delicious than a holiday.

Oh, is it ever true. Whether it’s the anticipation of Christmastime or the ghoulish glee of Halloween, if I see a holiday on the horizon, I simply can’t contain my excitement. There’s just something about the traditions, the family togetherness, the resurfacing of childhood memories . . . the making of new ones. Holidays are wonderful, special, and fun . . . and they always make me happy.

And one more thing: They make me want to cook! –Ree

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Bringing people together

I, too, get excited for the holidays, and cooking! There’s just nothing quite like bringing people together in a cozy home, and making them happy with a home-cooked meal.

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The Pioneer Woman’s Mulled Apple Cider Recipe

Starting the holidays off this week, I decided to make Ree’s Mulled Apple Cider recipe, which we’ve all been enjoying!

Have I told you how delicious my house smells? Sometimes I think it’s worth making hot cider with mulled spices, just to get the house smelling GOOD.

I even pulled out the bourbon, and thought I’d take Ree up on her idea of spiking the cider! We adapted the recipe slightly, but oh, so good!

How do you make Hot Mulled Apple Cider?

  • Pour the apple cider into a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Dice up the apples and toss them into the cider.
  • Add in orrance slices.
  • Add the allspice berries, the cinnamon sticks, and the cranberries.
  • Add the sugar and stir it around to dissolve.
  • Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Add the brandy if using, then simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.

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Warm, mulled apple cider makes life worth living on freezing cold winter days. Warm apple cider spiked with brandy? Ditto. Times a thousand. Mmmmmmm.

Serve this in a nice mug with a piece of rum cake, then curl up by the fire, wrapped in a fuzzy blanket, and work on your Christmas list.

And that’s an order! – Ree

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Just in time for the holidays!

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The Pioneer Woman's Mulled Apple Cider

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman’s “A Year of Holidays” Cookbook. Makes about 1 1/4 gallons.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 orange
  • 1 T. allspice berries
  • 5-7 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple brandy or regular brandy optional

Instructions

  • Pour the apple cider into a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Dice up the apples and toss them into the cider.
  • Peel the rind off the orange in large pieces and toss them in.
  • Add the allspice berries, the cinnamon sticks, and the cranberries.
  • Add the sugar and stir it around to dissolve.
  • Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Add the brandy if using, then simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

Originally posted OCT 2013

The Pioneer Woman's Mulled Apple Cider  

Amanda from i am baker gathered a few of us together to host a mini round-up of other fabulous recipe.

Bev Cooks made Chipotle Chicken Chili

Recipe Girl made Pecan Pie

She Wears Many Hats made Perfect Cream Scones

Two Peas and Their Pod made Dulce De Leche Brownies

Add a Pinch made Rum Cake

i am baker made Dr. Pepper Cake

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  12. Now that my children are grown, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love all the planning and cooking, visiting with family and friends and then after it’s all over I sit down with a nice cup of coffee and plan the black Friday sales route. My favorite signature holiday recipe is a bake alone stuffing that has all the regular ingredients plus pecans and apricots. I really like the flavor and texture.

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