Simply Spiked Cider with Oven Baked Apple Crisps

This simply spiked cider is served with warm oven baked apple crisps.

Some Mondays just drive you to drink, don’t they?

This past one was one of them for me. As if the first day of the work week doesn’t suck enough as it is, waking up Monday morning knowing your week doesn’t end until a red eye flight home Saturday morning from a west coast work trip takes the sucktasticness of the day to a whole other level (Murph didn’t help either).

Simply spiked cider with oven baked apple crisps

A level which requires booze.

Rimmed with sugar and cinnamon and fun crispy apple chips.

Simply spiked cider

Is there anything better than a warm mug of spiked cider on a cold fall day while you wait for dinner to cook?

In this case the answer is yes and it involves your husband not watching 25 year old Miami Vice episodes on Netflix while doing so.

Spiked cider with oven baked apple crisps

Because if Monday didn’t drive you to drink, 1983 Don Johnson will.

Simply spiked cider

Simply Spiked Cider with Oven Baked Apple Crisps

Yield: 1-2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

This simply spiked cider is served with warm oven baked apple crisps.


For the Cider

  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • cinnamon & turbinado sugar for rim garnish

For the Apple Chips

  • 1 whole apple, thinly sliced
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg


For the Cider

  1. Combine apple cider, cloves, cinnamon and extract in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Strain out cloves, mix in rum and set aside.
  3. In a small plate combine sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Wet the rim of the serving glasses with some extra rum and dip into sugar mixture to coat the entire rim.
  5. Pour cider into glasses and serve warm.

For the Apple Chips

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Place apple slices on a parchment lined baking sheet (slice the apple whole, do not core).
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and bake for about 2 hours, flipping slices half way through. Watch carefully after 1 hour 30 minutes to make sure they don't burn. You want to remove them when crispy, not burnt.
  4. Use as garnish with cider or eat as a snack!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Carbohydrates: 23g


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  1. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    I hope your having a good week! I so understand! This week has sucked the big one! My commute is crappy as it is, normally takes me 40 minutes to get to work, and that is traveling 25 miles. Yesterday it took 2 hours! I was late, I didn’t care and boy was I crabby!! I hate beginning of the week. Looking forward to being off next week, hope you are!

    Your drink looks wonderful, think I’m going to have one tonight!

  2. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit

    If I drank while planning, prepping or making dinner, it’d be all over the floor. I’m such a lightweight. But hey, if it means drowning out Miami Vice, I’m down. My boyfriend does the same thing. He was on a Knight Rider kick a couple of months ago. Ugh.

    Have to ask, what kind of lighting do you use in your shots? It’s so great!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      nothing special, just my dining room table. the front of my house gets A LOT of light throughout the entire day so I’m just kinda lucky :) I’m not even telling my husband Knight Rider is on there for fear that will be my life for the entire winter.

  3. Ashley - Baker by Nature

    Ha, this cracked me up. And also made me want to drink… which is bad since it’s not even 11 am yet. Oh well ;)

  4. Chico Foodie

    Blue Mondays do get under my skin once in a while. However Mondays or not I think your “simply spiked cider with oven baked apple crisps” is one way to rev up ones senses once a gloomy mood strike. By the way is it only turbinado sugar that can make that awesome rim garnish?

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      no, you can definitely use regular sugar. Turbinado is just bigger crystals and looks prettier on the rim ;)

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  7. Kathryn

    I know that feeling too well. But this is basically just apple juice right? Totally acceptable to drink at all times of the day ; )

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  9. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Yum!! With 3 kids *any* day of the week drives me to drink. Except I actually hardly drink at all… Maybe 3 little kids would be easier to deal with if I did…. Haha. Even a virgin version of this sounds yummy though :)

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