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Friday, September 21, 2012

Have Your Cider And Eat The Cup Too!

These are a super cute way to serve juice and a snack in the same container!

You will need:
  • Apple Cider
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Seltzer Water
  • Apple (1 per drink)
  • Cinnamon Stick (1 per drink)
  • Melon Baller
  • Lemon juice, optional


1. Cut the top off of the apple and brush the top with lemon juice to keep from
2. Use the melon baller and scoop out the insides. Leave a wall about an 1/8" thick.
    Set the apple balls aside to serve as a snack. To keep them from browning, set
    in a bowl of lemon juice water.

3. Mix equal parts apple cider, cranberry juice, seltzer water and place in the apple
4. Stick in a cinnamon stick. Serve and enjoy!

  • You can use apple juice instead of apple cider.
  • I didn't want to waste money on seltzer water when we wouldn't use it again, so I used a sparkling cranberry juice.
  • For younger kids, use a straw!


  1. Very cute! I am so into anything Fall right now! Great idea! Thanks!

  2. I'm in the Midwest also (although I'm from New England). I also recently posted about going apple picking! My favorite thing to do on a snowy day is to sit by the fire with some hot apple cider (although I admit that I add Grand Marnier to mine). Can't wait to try it in a apple "cup", thanks for the great idea!


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