Mulled Grape Cider Recipe

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Mulled Grape Cider Recipe
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Mulled Grape Cider Recipe

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I came up with this recipe one year when I attempted to make grape jelly and ended up with 30 jars of delicious grape syrup instead. I then simmered the syrup with spices to make this beverage. —Sharon Harmon, Orange, Massachusetts
Featured In: 28 Slow Cooker Drinks
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds Concord grapes
  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (4 inches)
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine grapes and 2 cups water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Press through a strainer; reserve juice and discard skins and seeds.
Pour juice through a double layer of cheesecloth into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the sugar, cloves, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and remaining water. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Discard cloves and cinnamon sticks. Yield: 10-12 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Mulled Grape Cider in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 231 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 5 pounds Concord grapes
  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (4 inches)
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  1. In a large saucepan, combine grapes and 2 cups water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Press through a strainer; reserve juice and discard skins and seeds.
  2. Pour juice through a double layer of cheesecloth into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the sugar, cloves, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and remaining water. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Discard cloves and cinnamon sticks. Yield: 10-12 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Mulled Grape Cider in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p59

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ken.edgar User ID: 7418681 201000
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Besides the pain of picking grapes, this was amazingly delicious and well worth the work. My whole family loved it, great for a chilly fall night. Next time I might cut the spices in half."

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