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Mulled Grape Cider

I came up with this recipe one year when I tried to make grape jelly and ended up with 30 jars of delicious grape syrup instead. I simmered the syrup with spices to make a lovely autumn drink. —Sharon Harmon, Orange, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds Concord grapes
  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (4 inches)
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine grapes and 2 cups water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Press through a strainer; reserve juice and discard skins and seeds.
  • Pour juice through a double layer of cheesecloth into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the sugar, cloves, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and remaining water. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Discard cloves and cinnamon sticks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 231 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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