Hot Cranberry Cider Recipe
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Hot Cranberry Cider Recipe

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Adding colorful appeal to a wintertime meal is a easy—just turn to this tasty cider Anna Mary Beiler developed in her strasburg, Pennsylvania kitchen. "The cranberry juice gives it lots of flavor, too," she confirms.—Anna Mary Beiler, Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Recommended: 28 Slow Cooker Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:25-30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 25-30 servings


  • 3 quarts unsweetened apple juice or cider
  • 1 quart cranberry juice
  • 2 to 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon sticks (3-1/2 inches)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large kettle; bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon stick. Serve warm. Yield: 25-30 servings (1 gallon).
Originally published as Hot Cranberry Cider in Country Woman January/February 1996, p16

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becky66 User ID: 1915904 43521
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Really nice blend of daughter's comment was, "Tastes like Christmas!" It simmered on the stove while we got our Christmas tree in the stand, and was ready to drink when we started decorating. Very quick and easy to make, with ingredients that are readily available. We will definitely be making this again."

conservativegranny User ID: 1697788 42855
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Excellent flavor. Fast & easy. The addition of the cranberry juice made it a bit extra special."

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