Mulled cider smells wonderful in your kitchen. It also tastes as good as it smells. Here are the spices you will need.
20 whole cloves
5 apples (I have used 4)
2 cinnamon sticks
zest of 1 orange, removed with a veggie peeler
6 star anise
Also 1 gallon of apple cider
Press 4 cloves into each apple (I forgot to do this, I just tossed the cloves in the pot.)
Place cider, cinnamon, and orange zest, and studded apples into a large pot and warm over medium heat. Let steep one and a half hour without boiling.
Garnish with the star anise. You can serve this all through fall and till Christmas. I love all of the great smells in the fall like wood burning, pumpkin pie, and this cider on the stove.
Recipe source: Martha Stewart
This is a re-post from 2010.
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