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Apple Cranberry Cider

Spiced with cinnamon sticks and cloves, this warm-you-up sipper from our Test Kitchen is sure to chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs of the hot beverage with your family's favorite cookies, muffin or bread.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider or juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the cider, cranberry juice and brown sugar. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to pan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Discard spice bag.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 166 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • thomasgipson
    Nov 17, 2009

    I have used this recipe the last two Christmases. I have my brothers and sisters for breakfast. It is a delicious hot drink.