Mulled Grape Cider
I came up with this recipe one year when I tried to make grape jelly and ended up with 30 jars of delicious grape syrup instead. I simmered the syrup with spices to make a lovely autumn drink. —Sharon Harmon, Orange, Massachusetts
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
Makes12 servings (3 quarts)
- 5 pounds Concord grapes
- 8 cups water, divided
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 8 whole cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks (4 inches)
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 231 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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.