Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe

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Buffets are my favorite way to feed a crowd. This fruity cider can be made ahead, then kept warm in a slow cooker so people can serve themselves. —Kathy Wells, Brodhead, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches), broken
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 quarts apple cider or juice
  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 128 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the cider, cranberry juice and brown sugar add spice bag. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until cider reaches desired temperature. Discard spice bag. Yield: 11 cups.
Originally published as Apple Cranberry Cider in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p112

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Delicious and perfect on a windy Fall day!"

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