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Nov 16, 2013 07:50 PM

Repurposing mulled cider

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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  1. 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

      Reduced, could this work as a ham glaze?

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

        1. Donuts! Maybe with pumpkin?

          1. Based on this recipe from


            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.