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Repurposing mulled cider

arp29 Nov 16, 2013 07:50 PM

I have about 3/4 gallon mulled cider left over from a party. I'd love to hear any ideas you might have for using it up!

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    LaureltQ Nov 20, 2013 11:48 AM

    I made a pretty tasty batch of jello shots with mulled cider, homemade cinnamon whiskey, and a bit of sugar.

    1. spoonandsaucer Nov 20, 2013 09:22 AM

      You could make caramels: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/1...

      (I've been dying to try them!)

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        arp29 Nov 19, 2013 03:45 PM

        Thanks for all of the great ideas!

        1. HillJ Nov 17, 2013 09:27 PM

          make spiked cider caramels
          use the liquid to braise chicken sausage
          salad dressing (in place of vinegar)

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            kitchengardengal Nov 17, 2013 07:50 PM

            Based on this recipe from pepperedsalt.com:


            Reduce 3 cups of cider down to 1 cup over medium heat. Whisk in 2 tbs Dijon mustard and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar. Cook down a bit to thicken slightly. Add 2 tbs olive oil or bacon drippings add more vinegar if it is too sweet . Remove from heat.

            Chop 3 Honeycrisp apples, stir into warm dressing to coat. Over fresh baby spinach, add a spoonful or two of apples, a bit of cooked bacon, crumbled, and goat or blue cheese, cut into bits.

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              pine time Nov 17, 2013 12:12 PM

              Donuts! Maybe with pumpkin?

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                Tara57 Nov 17, 2013 11:38 AM

                Use it as the liquid for cranberry sauce. Poach pears. Spike it and drink it all day long Thanksgiving.

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                  Ttrockwood Nov 17, 2013 12:39 AM

                  Use it to make oatmeal
                  As the liquid for braising cabbage
                  Add to a pureed sweet potato or butternut squash soup
                  Add lots of cinnamon, a star anise, clove and some brandy- drink hot

                  1. greygarious Nov 16, 2013 08:04 PM

                    Two ideas:
                    - sprinkle a packet of plain gelatin over one cup of cider. When it softens, heat to a simmer, stir one minute to dissolve. Cool to room temp, stir in another cup of cider, a little red food coloring (optional), refrigerate until gelled. Makes 4 dessert portions.

                    - boil down by at least a half, use as syrup for pancakes, ice cream, baked apples, pound cake, or in toddies.

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                    1. re: greygarious
                      ennuisans Nov 17, 2013 12:58 AM

                      Reduced, could this work as a ham glaze?

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