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Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe

Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe

Spiced with cinnamon sticks and cloves, this warm-you-up sipper from our Test Kitchen is sure to chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs of the hot beverage with your family's favorite cookies, muffin or bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider or juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the cider, cranberry juice and brown sugar. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan.
  • 2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Discard spice bag. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 166 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.