Stovetop Holiday Pear Mulled Cider

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Stovetop Holiday Pear Mulled Cider spiced with star anise, cinnamon and cloves. It’s the perfect warm, festive drink for your holiday celebrations! 



1 gallon high quality apple cider

6 whole cloves

4 cinnamon sticks

3 whole star anise

1 Bosc pear, sliced and cored

1/2 cup whole cranberries, for garnish (optional)


Add the apple cider, spices* and pear to a large, tall-sided pot

Warm over low heat to just below a simmer

Heat for at least 1 hour before serving**

Serve straight out of the pot, ladle into mugs

Garnish with cranberries (optional)


*If you want to be able to better control the spice level of the cider wrap the spices in a piece of cheesecloth, this will make it easy to remove them when the cider reaches your taste.

**You can keep it at this low setting for the duration of the party, if you are having a large gathering, add more apple cider as the pot gets low.

The pears will eventually get very soft, you may choose to keep them or skim them off the top

  • Category: Drinks

Keywords: #mulledcider, #holidaymulledcider, #mocktails, #warmdrinks