Vanilla-Scented Mulled Cider

Loose spices permeate the cider more than those wrapped in cheesecloth.


8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 140
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


8 cups apple cider
12 black peppercorns, crushed
8 whole allspice
2 bay leaves
1 (3-inch) piece vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped
1 (2 x 1/2-inch) strip lemon rind


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain cider through a sieve, and discard solids.

David Bonom,

Cooking Light

November 2005
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