Stove Top 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
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Drinks
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