Mulled Apple Cider

A piping hot cup of mulled apple cider.


I could drink Mulled Apple Cider every night of the week during fall and winter. This recipe was published in my very first cookbook Against all Grain on page 338 in the beverage chapter, and I'm sharing it here with you on the blog today with a step-by-step  video! Unfiltered apple cider is heated on the stovetop (or crockpot!) with spices and citrus to create an incredible autumnal beverage.


Are you an apple lover? Check out these other apple recipes:

Caramel Apple Waffles

Pressure Cooker Applesauce

Apple Spice Coffee Cake

This cider would be the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast. If you're newly grain and dairy-free, and are wondering what you are going to eat this year – check out just a few of the incredible food from the Thanksgiving chapter in Celebrations below!


Mulled Apple Cider



Cuisine: American

Category: Drinks

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 30 mins TOTAL TIME: 35 mins


  • 6 cups unfiltered apple cider
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • Zest from 1 lemon juice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole star anise pods
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons whole allspice berries


Unfiltered cider is raw apple juice that has not undergone a filtration process to remove coarse particles of pulp or sediment. Make your own apple cider at home by juicing a combination of Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious, and Fuji apples.


Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and serve.


Keywords: dairy free, gluten free, paleo, scd, vegan, whole30, fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas