There’s nothing like warm, spicy apple cider on a crisp autumn or winter day. This naked version serves it up in edible apple cups.



Naked & Festive Apple Cider

  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 4 large organic apples
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 3 Ceylon cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 organic orange (both juice and peel)
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 3/4 cup spiced rum (use more or less, as desired)
  • ½ tsp. rum extract


  1. Cut the apples in half crosswise and scoop most of the pulp, leaving a thick wall.  Make sure apple halves stand straight.  If not, slice off a little bit of the rounded ends.
  2. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to a large saucepan over medium heat.  Lightly toast the spices in the pan for 1 minute.
  3. Add the orange juice and apple cider, and simmer for 10 minutes. Do not boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add the spiced rum and the rum extract.
  5. Ladle the cider into the apple halves and garnish with cinnamon or a strip of orange peel, if desired. To keep warm, the cider can stay on very low heat until serving.

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Recipe Type:
Naked! Low fat, Whole Food, Plant-based, Vegan, Organic, Sustainable.

Approved for:
Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Weigh Loss, Athletics, Optimum Health.

Free of:
Animals, Eggs, Dairy & Lactose, Sugar, Salt, Oil, Peanuts, Gluten, Wheat, GMOs, Alcohol, Chemicals, Colorants Additives.

This recipe holds the Naked Food Seal of Approval, as it has been prepared with all organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, and plant-based ingredients. The Naked Food Seal of Approval stands for 100% Real Food.

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