Hot Mulled Ginger-Spiced Cider

This seasonal mulled cider is perfect for any holiday celebration, from Thanksgiving dinner to late-night tree decorating sessions. 


Cooking Light DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 (1 x 4-inch) strips orange rind
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger
  • 12 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Place the first 5 ingredients on a 5-inch-square double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely.

Place cheesecloth bag, cider, jelly, and nutmeg in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Remove and discard cheesecloth bag.


This recipe is prepared in an electric slow cooker, freeing up the stovetop. However, it can be heated in a pot on the stove, if you prefer.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 174
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 43.8g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg

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