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Spiced Apple Cider Sangria is the PERFECT Sangria for fall! Light, sweet and absolutely delicious. Sautéing the apples brings out a really beautiful caramelized flavor that make this sangria really great.
Everything about fall just makes me smile. One thing I ALWAYS crave during fall is a good red wine sangria or a mulled wine. The weather just feels perfect to sip some red wine with.
I actually created this recipe for my Aunt. She always asks me to make sangria for our family parties and she had brought up that apple cider sangria sounds great! So funny thing, I was already working on my Apple Pie Overnight Oats and my Sautéed Apple Stuffed French Toast, and used the same sautéed apple mixture to make this sangria!
Sautéing the apples ahead of time creates an amazing caramel flavor that is so delicious, you may end up drinking the entire pitcher before you’re able to serve your friends. No judgments if you do!
This recipe was inspired by an apple cider sangria I had tried a while back but that was filled with refined sugar and a questionable brand of triple sec. So I decided to make my own with Organic apple cider, pinot noir, Gran Marnier, and organic maple syrup. You can totally enjoy this without all the guilt!
If you don’t want to buy all of the individual spices for this spiced apple sangria, you can pick up some apple pie spice to substitute! I use primal palate brand and I love it! Their spices are high quality without all of the extra “junk” that you find with a lot of store bought options.
This apple cider sangria feels totally indulgent, and smells like fall in a glass. Sangria is perfect to pair with your next Sunday brunch along with my Apple Pie Overnight Oats. Sunday funday done right.
I also love sipping this late night on a Saturday with good friends around the fire, wrapped up on a blanket. Is it not the best thing to spend fall nights outside with friends and family?
Apple Cider Sangria
- 1 Honeycrisp apple diced
- 1 Granny smith apple diced
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1/4cup +1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1 Orange sliced into triangles
- 1/4 cup gran marnier
- 750 ml bottle red wine (I used Pinot Noir)
- In a saucepan, Cook the apples with the spices, 1 tbsp maple syrup and 1/2 cup apple cider over medium heat until just translucent and fragrant. Turn off heat and stir in lemon juice
- Let cool (approx 15-20 minutes)
- Mix remaining ingredients in a pitcher and chill for 4 hours to overnight