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Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe

Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 128 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Delicious and perfect on a windy Fall day!"

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