For a non-alcoholic alternative to mulled wine, Cuddybridge Apple Juice has something rather special to share with us…
Graham Stoddart is the man behind Cuddybridge Apple Juices, and known locally as Mr Apple.
He and his wife hand-press the delicious variety of locally-grown apples, and their range of juices includes some unique flavours like sea buckthorn and apple, which has to be tasted to be believed.
Christmas is just around the corner, and our thoughts turn to entertaining – and in particular, serving tasty treats without having to spend too much time preparing!
With this in mind Graham has created just the thing for kids and designated drivers as a delicious alternative to mulled wine – and it’s ready in minutes.
Cuddybridge Mulled Apple Recipe
1 750ml bottle of Cuddybridge apple juice
1 tsp brown sugar
¼ – ½ tsp cinnamon
Lemon slices (optional)
Grated nutmeg to taste (optional)
Pour the apple juice into a pan with the brown sugar and heat it gently. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the juice is hot (be careful it doesn’t burn your lips).
Add the cinnamon to taste and the sliced lemon and nutmeg if using.
Alternatively, you can use the milk frother on your coffee machine to make the mulled apple juice.
Star anise and cinnamon sticks make great garnishes along with a slice of apple.
Spiced Apple Crisps
1 apple per person (Granny Smiths work best, but any will do)
Preheat the oven to 160C/ 140C fan/ gas mark 3.
Sieve together 3 parts ground cinnamon to 1 part sugar.
Core the apples and slice thinly.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the apple slices into a single even layer.
Use the sieve to dust them with the cinnamon sugar mixture and pop into the preheated oven.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, turning the slices after half an hour.
Remove when dry and golden, and serve as an accompaniment.