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Apple Cider Recipes

Try this crowd-pleasing collection of apple cider recipes, including hot apple cider, spiced cider, slow cooker cider, wassail, punch, tea, mulled cider, glogg and more.

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Merry Mulled Cider

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Sue Gronholz (Field Editor)
“When our children were younger, I always made warm cider for Christmas Eve. This herbal version was a favorite. The kids are grown, but my husband and I still enjoy a mug or two during the holidays for old time’s sake.” —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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More Apple Cider Recipes

Apple Cranberry Cider

Apple Cranberry Cider

Apple Cranberry Cider

Spiced with cinnamon sticks and cloves, this warm-you-up sipper from our Test Kitchen is sure to chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs of the hot beverage with your family's favorite cookies, muffin or bread.

Lemon Cider

Lemon Cider

Lemon Cider

With a quick wave of your kitchen "wand", you can conjure up a beverage that's ripe with flavor. "I got the idea from my sister, who operates an apple orchard with her husband," reveals Annette Engelbert of Bruce Crossing, Michigan. "She's a wizard when it comes to creating new fruit recipes! You can serve it as a refreshing punch for a party or as a warm during on a chilly fall day."--Annette Engelbert, Bruce Crossing, Michigan

Mulled Red Cider

Mulled Red Cider

Mulled Red Cider

Red wine gives a rosy glow to this warm beverage. The spices are a wonderful complement to both the wine and cider. —Steve Foy, Kirkwood, Missouri
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Spiced Cider Punch

Spiced Cider Punch

Spiced Cider Punch

“I’ve shared this recipe with many friends. It never wears out its welcome and is so easy to make! It’s also delicious warm.” Charles Piatt - Little Rock, AR

Citrus Apple Cider

Citrus Apple Cider

Citrus Apple Cider

I really enjoy this hot cider because it has a citrus tang unlike other recipes I've tried. Not only do I like the flavor combination, but I love the aroma it adds to my home. —Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon

Hot Cran-Apple Cider

Hot Cran-Apple Cider

Hot Cran-Apple Cider

This sparkly refreshing fruit drink is part of every holiday occasion I host. A tangy twist on plain apple cider, it fills the house with warm Christmas aromas as it simmers.

Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

Buffets are my favorite way to feed a crowd. This fruity cider can be made ahead, then kept warm in a slow cooker so people can serve themselves. —Kathy Wells, Brodhead, Wisconsin

Buttered Orange Cider

Buttered Orange Cider

Buttered Orange Cider

On a cool autumn day, this warm spiced beverage from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana offers comforting flavor. Plus, it simmers in a jiffy. Have some leftover cider? “Use it instead of water when making lemon or orange gelatin,” Edna recommends.

Percolator Punch

Percolator Punch

Percolator Punch

"I serve this simple punch for club and group activities," reports Margaret Allen of Abingdon, Virginia.

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

"This is a nice warm-up punch--I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air," writes Susan Smith of Forest, Virginia. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice and spices is wonderful as the punch simmers in the slow cooker.

Hot Cider with Orange Twists

Hot Cider with Orange Twists

Hot Cider with Orange Twists

"I first tasted a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a frigid evening," recalls Catherine Allan of Twin Falls, Idaho. "It's still a family favorite on a wintry day."
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