Mulled Cider Cups

Welcome FallAs fall begins, several fall-favorites come back into picture; pumpkins, falling leaves, cider, bonfires, cuddling up next to the fireplace, steaming mugs of tea, hayrides, and more! Most importantly, all the gorgeous fall colors and the deep, spice-filled fall flavors and aromas return. Favorites such as pumpkin, caramel, cremes, spiced/ chai, and cinnamon, make a big comeback as their rich aromas bring autumn appeal.

High on the list of favorite fall flavors is apple. The scents of apple orchards and mulled cider evoke many fond memories! One of the best treats for breaking in fall (and apple-picking season) is our Mulling Mix Spice Blend. Mulling Mix is a classic blend used for mulling cider or red wine.  The best part about this blend is it’s SO EASY to use! Just add the conveniently packaged bag to 1 qt of cider or 1 bottle of red wine and simmer for 15 mins.

Apples

As it’s amazingly fragrant, a great way to naturally fill your room with fall aromas, is to use a Mulling Mix with apple cider in your slow cooker. Within a couple hours, you’ll have a delicious beverage and room with oh-so-addicting fall aromas. We love to create this quick beverage (below) prior to a cozy night or gathering, to make the atmosphere and our guests’ cups brimming with the essences of fall that we have fallen in love with. Then, scoop your quick & easy mulled cider into fun apple cups for a cutesy party mocktail and night full of #fallfeels!

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Mulled Cider Cups

Ingredients
Mulled Cider CupsFrom The Spice & Tea Exchange®
1 pkg Mulling Mix Spice Blend

8 Star Anise (optional garnish)
8 Cinnamon Stick – Korintje (optional garnish)

From the Grocer
1 qt of cider
8 large apples
Lemon juice

Preparation
ADD cider and Mulling Mix Spice Blend into a slow cooker. Cover. Simmer on low for 3-4 hours or to taste.

MEANWHILE, cut off the top of the apples. Use the knife to outline the apple cup “rim.” Spoon or scoop (with a melon baller) out the apple center to the rim line you created.
BRUSH the cut part of the apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.
FILL each apple cup with brewed cider. Garnish each cup with a Star Anise and a Cinnamon Stick – Korintje.

Yield: 8 (½ cup servings)
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

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If you love apple, you may also like some of these fun fall favorites: Apple Cinnamon Crisp Sugar, Caramel Apple Tea & Spiced Orchard Oolong Tea (Limited Time Offer Teas), a Caramel Apple Pork Chops & Upside Down Spiced Apple Cake recipe, and more!

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