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Gourmet Apple Cider Popcorn

By: Sharon Matten January 06, 2022
Festive Gourmet Apple Cider Popcorn tastes like a winter holiday party in a bowl.
Prep: 15m Cook: 10m Total: 25m
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Cousines: Gluten Free
Cooking Technique: Baking
Tags: Snack
Servings: 9


  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels, (yields around 9 cups popped)
  • nonstick vegetable spray
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plant based margarine (1/2 stick)
  • 1 (3-ounce) package clear, unflavored gelatin
  • 3 packets Alpine apple cider mix

Festive Gourmet Apple Cider Popcorn tastes like a winter holiday party in a bowl.


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Cover a large sheet pan with foil.  Spray with nonstick spray.  Set aside.
  3. Spray a large bowl with nonstick vegetable spray.  Air pop the kernels into the prepared bowl.  Set aside.
  4. In a small 3 quart saucepan, combine the sugar, margarine, gelatin and apple cider packets.  Cook over medium/low heat until the margarine and sugar are melted, stirring constantly with a heat resistant spatula.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the apple cider syrup over the popcorn.  Use two forks to toss and completely coat the popcorn.
  7. Transfer the popcorn to the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Cool completely then break into small pieces.


I will sometimes us the forks to re-coat the popcorn after it’s been baked.

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