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Apple Pear and Brandy Cider

A simple holiday favorite, this is my go-to beverage recipe for holiday gatherings. 

Course Drinks
Keyword cider
Servings 8 people
Calories 135 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups unfiltered organic apple cider or juice
  • 2 1/4 cups unfiltered organic pear cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup brandy or more if you like
  • 1 ripe pear peeled and cored
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream


  1. In a large blender, puree the apple cider, pear cider, brandy, pear, whipping cream, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and ginger until smooth and frothy.

  2. Empty the mixture into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes before ladling the brandy cider into mugs. Add a dollop of whipped cream and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pear and Brandy Cider
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 25.2mg31%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.