Mulled Apple Cider

There’s nothing quite like the smell of mulled apple cider to signal the transition from summer to fall. This recipe uses large spices and slices of fruit that can easily be strained for serving. Plus, when you toast the spices before simmering, you get a delightful extra layer of flavor. Try this easy recipe for a warm afternoon treat or make it for your next gathering.



Prep time

5 minutes

Cook time

35 minutes



Cook it with our

Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon all spice berries
  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 1 orange, sliced



  1. Heat the Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven lid over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon sticks, all spice berries, and cloves. Toast the spices for 3-5 minutes or until your kitchen smells like fall.
  2. Add 2 quarts of cider, the ginger, apple, and oranges to the dutch oven over medium-high heat with the toasted spices. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Top with the lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain spices before serving.
  4. Serve warm. Garnish with orange slices.


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