Tasty Tuesday!

Hello! I don't know if you noticed, but it is that time of year: FALL! I love fall and everything about it (except that winter follows!). The days are warm and the nights cools (perfect sleeping weather), and APPLES!! Apples are such a wonderful and versatile fruit - you can do so much with them! My boys and I go apple picking every year and we always pick way more than we need, but we have so much fun! Do you like to pick apples? Today I am going to share a great fall drink made from, APPLES! The following recipe is non-alcoholic, so everyone can partake. ENJOY!

“Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.”
-Joyce Cary

Hot Mulled Cider
Servings: 8


* 1 orange, washed
* 15 whole cloves
* 2 quarts apple cider
* 3 whole cinnamon sticks (plus extra for garnish)


1.) Peel orange and insert cloves into peel.
2.) Combine apple cider, orange peel and cinnamon sticks in large stockpot.
3.) Remove sections from orange and squeeze any remaining juice into cider mixture.
4.) Simmer slowly on MEDIUM until hot and steamy, about 10 min; do not boil.
5.) Remove cinnamon sticks and orange peel.
6.) Ladle into warm glasses and serve.
7.) Garnish with extra cinnamon sticks.

“Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.”
-Frank A. Clark

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


Midnightcoiler said...

The orange mixed with the apple cider sounds great! I do like sipping hot cider-- really takes the brrrrr off when it's cold outside.

Midnight's Meadow said...

OOOOOOO, This sounds soooo tasty! Definitely going to have to try this one out once the weather finally cools off here in New Mexico :)

PoetessWug said...

What a great idea to put the orange and apple flavors together for the cider!!...The words in your tree illustration up top are really powerful for girls to read too!!

quiltingfrenzy said...

Sounds delicious! I love hot mulled cider.

Sheryl at Hand Painted Petals said...

Ooooh! Hot mulled cider sounds wonderful! I'm sitting here in Austin with 2 fans blowing but can't wait for cooler weather for these great recipes... I love the fall/winter foods and drinks! Maybe I just love food? This is a great blog -- congrats on your hard work!

Momma J said...

Oh I love cider!