Mulled Apple Cider Recipe
A delicious mulled cider made with Whole Apples, wine, and maple syrup- blended to perfection in a Vitamix blender.
  • 5 Granny Smith Apples , cored and quartered (peeling is optional depending on desired consistency-the peels leave the cider thicker and more full bodied)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup clover honey
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange cut in half
  • 6 whole cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  1. Place the quartered apples in your Vitamix container with the vanilla extract.
  2. Place the wine, maple syrup, honey, water, cinnamon sticks, orange, cloves, peppercorns, and ginger in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Be careful to watch while simmering as to avoid the sugary mixture from boiling over. Basically don't leave it unattended unless you want a big mess.
  4. Once simmered for 15 minutes, remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl or measuring cup. Discard solids (orange pieces and spices).
  5. Let cool 5 min.
  6. You need a liquid total of 5 cups, so measure the wine mixture and add water to compensate for the volume of liquid.
  7. Pour the 5 cups of liquid over the apples in the vitamin container.
  8. Turn on the Vitamix to variable 1 and slowly increase to variable 10. Blend for 5-10 min, until mixture is smooth and heated to desired temperature, preferably steaming.
  9. You can serve immediately, as is, with desired toppings, or chill in the refrigerator overnight for cold cider.
  10. Refrigerate an airtight pitcher or container for up to a week. Reheat later in microwave, on stovetop, or throw back in Vitamix to reheat.
Recipe by Confectionalism at