Apple Cider Cups

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Apple Cider Cups

The smell of brisk cold weather is my favorite scents, if that makes any sense. My favorite time of the day now is to take my dog, Basil, on a quick walk before I go to class. This is Basil’s first autumn and he’s equally if not even more excited than I am. He literally runs out to the door, down the stairs, and leaps into the piles of dried leaves.

The chilly weather has been putting me in the mood for autumn fruits like apples, pumpkins, pears, and figs. The inspiration from today’s post comes from traditional apple cider with A Taste of Koko’s spin on it. The cups are 100% edible! Made out of the same apples that we’ll be brewing our delicious cider with. You can drink and eat your apple cider.

How to Make Apple Cider Cups.

How to Core Apples
Wash and dry the apples. Make sure to thoroughly dry the apples. You don’t want the apple to slip out of your hand! Using a sharp knife, carefully trace a center around the edge of the apple and use a spoon to scoop out the insides. Don’t throw it away! We’re going to use for the cider.

Apple Cider Cups

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 12 cups

Apple Cider Cups


  • 12 apples (Granny smith, gala, Red delicious), insides only
  • 1 orange, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (more for garnishing)
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tbsp cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp whole allspice
  • Water, to cover the apples


  1. Set aside the 'apple cups'. You can sprinkle lemon juice over the apples to prevent browning.
  2. Bring the apple pulp, water, orange quarters, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, and whole allspice to a boil.
  3. Stir occasionally and allow to simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash the apples and oranges until soft.
  5. Allow the cider to come to room temperature before straining.

Cored apples

Apple Cider Cups with cinnamon sticks

Apple cider is commonly served warm but I like to enjoy it chilled with a little bit of sparking water!

Try these Apple Cider Cups this holiday, it’s a great entertaining piece and a conversation starter at parties. Pop the apple cups in the oven or fridge to serve warm or chilled. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, which doubles as a stirring stick.

Apple Cider

  • Erica

    yum!!! I love fall and apples! spiked apple cider is fun too 😉

  • MyFudo™

    Lovely! Truly no wastage…Drink what's on the cup and eat the cup…This is an interesting treat. This is a cute refillable option too. Thanks for posting!

  • Jon V.

    I wonder what result one would get from freezing the apple cups first…

  • Ms. Bunny

    Thawed apples are a mushy mess. Don't freeze the apple cups.

  • rachaelsperling

    These look AWESOME. Very Martha Stewart meets Willy Wonka 😉

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