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Spicy Cranberry Warmer Recipe

Spicy Cranberry Warmer Recipe

Meet the Cook: Here in the High Sierras, my husband and I operate a small bed and breakfast inn. I like serving this drink to winter guests as they warm up in front of our stone fireplace - it's a favorite with everyone for its heavenly scent! It's also a standby when we host local groups, who frequently meet at our place. I learned to cook from my mother. I have been at it since I was a girl. My husband and I have six grown children and a total of 11 grandchildren. -Marlene Cartwright, Sierra City, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 4 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place first three ingredients in a double thickness of cheesecloth. Bring up corners of cloth and tie with a kitchen string. Place with cider in a large saucepan. (Or, if desired, place loose spices in saucepan and strain before serving.)
  • 2. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in sugar and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cranberry juice and heat to simmering temperature. Serve hot in mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 122 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.