Cranberry Apple Cider

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours


10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
"I love to start this soothing cider in the slow cooker on nights before my husband goes hunting," says Jennifer Naboka of North Plainfield, New Jersey. "Then he can fill his thermos and take it with him out into the cold. The cider has a terrific fruit flavor we both enjoy." —Jennifer Naboka, North Plainfield, New Jersey


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until cider reaches desired temperature. Discard cinnamon stick. If desired, remove fruit with a slotted spoon before serving.
Sugared Cranberries
Heat 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in microwave until warm; gently toss with 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, allowing excess syrup to drip off. Toss in 1/3 cup sugar to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set, about 1 hour. 

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 118 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.