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apple shrunken heads cider

Apple Shrunken Head Cider

These apple shrunken heads in this cider are so creepy and awesome. You've got to make these for your next Halloween party!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 436kcal


  • 2 Cups Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbs. Coarse Salt
  • 8 Large Granny Smith Apples
  • 32 Whole Cloves
  • 2 Gallons Apple Cider
  • 24 oz. Frozen Lemonade Concentrate, Thawed 2 cans
  • 2 Cups Spiced Rum optional


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and salt; set aside.
  • Peel apples and cut each in half through the stem; remove seeds and core. Using a sharp paring knife, carve a face, as desired, on the rounded side of each apple half. Place apples in the lemon mixture for one minute; transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Place apples, face-side up on the prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Let bake until apples are dry and begin to brown around the edges, about 90 minutes. Remove apples from baking sheets and press cloves into the "eye" sockets.
  • Combine cider, lemonade, and rum (if using) in a large punchbowl; float shrunken heads on top.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 77g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg