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Merry Mulled Cider

 Merry Mulled Cider
“When our children were younger, I always made warm cider for Christmas Eve. This herbal version was a favorite. The kids are grown, but my husband and I still enjoy a mug or two during the holidays for old time’s sake.” —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 7 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2/3 cup orange juice

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, bring the apple cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar,
  • cinnamon and rosemary to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for
  • 10-15 minutes or until flavors are blended.
  • Discard cinnamon and rosemary; stir in orange juice. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 142 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.