Mulled Cider with Calvados Recipe

Mulled Cider with Calvados Recipe
Staff Writer
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In most countries, “cider” is fermented apple juice, but in the U.S. we call that “hard cider.” This recipe uses the unfiltered, unfermented apple juice you see in markets and farm stands. It gets more interesting thanks to calvados, French apple brandy.

This recipe has been adapted from the 2011 Gourmet Live Holiday Special Edition.

4
Servings
224
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 3 whole allspice berries
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 4 whole cloves
  • Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 Granny Smith or other tart apple, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup calvados or apple brandy, or to taste

Directions

Stir together the cider, brown sugar, spices, and apple in a saucepan. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, and stir in the calvados. Reheat just until hot and discard the whole spices. Divide the mulled cider among heated small mugs and garnish each with a few apple slices.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
25g
28%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
63mg
84%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
59µg
2%
Folate, total
52µg
13%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
51mg
7%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
139mg
9%
Water
133g
5%

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