Last month I was asked to preview the book by Random House Canada called "EARTH TO TABLE" Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm, by Jeff Crump and Bettia Schurmann. In their Fall Section of recipes was this lovely Mulled Cider recipe. Having just recently purchased some apples and cider from the Market , it was practically a no brainer that I would make this at some point.
Not only did this drink soothe , but as an added bonus it filled my kitchen with a lovely aromatic.
Mulled Cider and Cranberry
makes 6 cups
4 cups pure organic apple cider
1 cup cranberry juice
2 tablespoons of brandy, I used more
1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/4)
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 whole cloves (I used 4)
1 cinnamon stick
grated zest of 1 lemon and orange
apples slices and fresh cranberries to garnish
In a saucepan combine all the ingredients over medium heat just to combine the flavours do not boil. Strain and serve warm, add a few apple slices and cranberries to garnish.