Ginger-Pear Cider

Simmering fresh apple cider with fresh winter fruits for an hour adds even more fruit flavors. Serve the kids first, then add the optional bourbon or rum for the adults.

Ginger-Pear Cider
Photo: Rebekah Photography
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
8 cups


  • 2 quart fresh apple cider

  • 1 large Bosc pear, cored and cut into thin wedges

  • ½ medium orange, sliced

  • 1 stick cinnamon (3 inches)

  • 1 1 inch piece fresh ginger, sliced

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • Orange slices

  • Bourbon or spiced rum


  1. Pour cider into a 4- to 5-quart pot. Add pear, orange slices, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. Cover; heat over low 1 hour. Garnish with additional orange slices. If desired, add bourbon or spiced rum. Serves 12.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
26g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 22g
Vitamin C 18.2mg 91%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 268mg 6%
Folate, total 11.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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