Mulled cider with persimmon and spices


Nothing like a hot, spiced cider to warm you up in the cold autumn evenings. I have twisted the traditional recipe by using an underrated fruit; persimmon.

My recipe is quick, easy and really rather good!

Servings: 6 glasses

Prep:5 min  Cook:15 min  Total:20 min


  • 1 L dry cider

  • 1 persimmon

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 5 cloves

  • 1 vanilla pod

  • 1 tsp nutmeg

  • 1 tsp ground allspice

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 tbsp honey



1-Make persimmon slices and halve the vanilla pod lengthways.

2-Put 1 cup of the cider and all the other ingredients into a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and reduce to half (about 3 or 4 minutes). Do not do this with all the cider, as you don’t want to burn off the alcohol.

3- Turn the heat down and add the rest of the cider. Simmer for a couple of minutes.

Serve in heatproof glasses or mugs and enjoy!


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