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Recipe By Dia S.


16 to 20 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

50 Minutes

Recipe By Dia S.

This hot mulled cider invites good health and was traditionally drunk from a large communal bowl, symbolizing friendship and togetherness.

Serving Suggestions

Serve in mugs with cranberries, orange slices, and/or cinnamon sticks. Brandy, madeira, or rum can also be added. 

Recipe Notes

Mulling spices and juniper berries can be placed in a muslin bag or tied up in cheesecloth. 


2 large apples such as Fuji or Granny Smith, cored and chopped small

4 1/2 cups water, divided

6 black tea bags

4 cups apple cider or juice

4 cups cranberry juice

2 cups pineapple juice

3/4 cup lemon juice

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Ground Ginger

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  • Juniper Berries

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chopped apples, sugar, and 1/2 cup water in baking dish. Roast 30 min. until softened. Meanwhile, add 4 cups water and tea bags to large pot. Bring to a boil, turn off heat, cover, and let steep 10 min. Remove tea bags. Turn heat to medium-high and add all juices, mulling spices, ginger, and juniper berries. When apples are done, add entire roasted mixture to pot and simmer 20 min. Strain and optionally add back in apple pieces. Keep punch warm in pot on stove top or in large crock pot.